Martin Lews' "clarion call for action" to E.on customers who'll be hit with price hikes


Cutting your costs, fighting your corner

Forimmediaterelease Tuesday 7 March 2017

Responding to the news that E.on is putting its prices up by nearly 9%, Martin Lewis, founder of, whose has 2.7 million members, says:

“Moaning that prices are going up won’t help. Instead this should be seen as a clarion call for action.After this price rise, an E.on customer will typically be paying £1,144 a year - our shows the cheapest tariff on the market would charge you £834 for exactly the same, and all the cheap deals are 1-year fixes, so you’re guaranteed no price hikes. The best thing for E.on customers and all others to do is a whole-of-market comparison, but even if you’re not willing to do that, call up your existing company and say ‘Am I on your cheapest deal?’. Most people aren’t, and hundreds can be saved with just one phone call.”


Spokespeople are available for broadcast interviews and further commentary on request.

For more comments, please contact:

Katie Watts

Tel: 020 3150 1594

Mob: 07875 415 378

About is dedicated to cutting consumers’ bills and fighting their corner. The free-to-use consumer finance help resource aims to show people how to save money on anything and everything, and campaigns for financial justice. Set up in 2003 for just £100, its free-to-use, ethical stance quickly made it the UK’s biggest independent money website, according to internet ranking site, and the number one ‘Business and Finance – Business Information’ site, according to Hitwise. It has more than 12 million people opted-in to receive the weekly Martin’s Money Tips email, and more than 14 million unique monthly site users who visit more than 24 million times a month. In September 2012, it joined the Group PLC.

About Martin Lewis: Martin Lewis OBE, Money Saving Expert, is the journalist and consumer campaigner who created, the UK’s biggest money website. He’s the UK’s most internet-searched man, Citizens Advice’s Consumer Champion of the Year, and has spearheaded major financial justice campaigns including bank charges reclaiming (over six million template letters downloaded) and PPI reclaiming (over five million) and a successful large-scale campaign to get financial education in schools. He has his own prime-time ITV programme, The Martin Lewis Money Show, as well as regular slots as resident expert on Good Morning Britain, This Morning and Radio 5 Live, among others.He was appointed OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June 2014.