Over five million customers switch energy suppliers so far this year
The record number of switches set in 2018 looks likely to be beaten already this year.
2019 has seen over five million customers switch their energy supplier. Energy UK’s latest figures - published on the 22nd November 2019 - reveal over 620,000 customers moved to a new supplier in October alone.
With these figures in mind, the total number of consumers to have switched this year comes to a staggering 5,367,738 and counting.
This figure is up 9.2% from the same time in 2018, which saw a total of 5.8 million energy customers switch, but 2019 looks set to beat this record number.
Here’s what Energy UK’s director of policy, Audrey Gallacher, had to say on the matter:
“This month’s figures show that consumers continue to take advantage of the increased competition. Over 5.3 million customers have already moved to a new supplier and switching is on track to hit the 6 million mark this year.
“With the temperatures dropping across the country, I’d encourage consumers to get in touch with their supplier or have a look online to make sure they’re on the best deal ahead of winter and the cold weather.
“More importantly I’d urge everyone to make their homes more energy efficient – for example by insulating the roof or installing LED light bulbs - as this is the best way to save money on your bills and at the same time do your bit to save the planet.”
Source: Energy UK