When did you last switch energy provider?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Gas and electricity bills are on the rise. All the big six providers have hiked prices (or are about to) by about 10%. The market is meant to be competitive, but have you taken advantage? If not, read the Cheap Gas & Electricity guide.

When did you last switch energy provider?

Results

I donít pay energy bills (134 votes)
I live with parents/rent-free40 votes (30%)
I live in student accommodation8 votes (6%)
I rent and it's included in the rent37 votes (28%)
I live in a care home/sheltered accommodation1 votes (1%)
Iím currently homeless7 votes (5%)
Iím off-grid Ė no gas or electricity9 votes (7%)
Other32 votes (24%)
I pay for energy by direct debit/cheque (8416 votes)
Within the last 3 months2251 votes (27%)
Within the last 6 months1017 votes (12%)
Within the last year1018 votes (12%)
Within two years Ė not still in cheap fix1014 votes (12%)
Within five years925 votes (11%)
Over a year but still locked into a cheap fix828 votes (10%)
Iíve never switched1363 votes (16%)
Iím on a prepayment meter (incl cards & keys) (1275 votes)
Within the last 3 months199 votes (16%)
Within the last 6 months67 votes (5%)
Within the last year103 votes (8%)
Within two years Ė not still in cheap fix163 votes (13%)
Within five years214 votes (17%)
Over a year but still locked into a cheap fix46 votes (4%)
Iíve never switched483 votes (38%)

                   9,825 votes received.

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