Almost half a million switch suppliers in November

Energy switching remains prevalent in 2020 despite Covid-19.

By Matt Maynard · 17th December 2020

Energy UK's latest electricity switching figures reveal that 490,460 customers switched to a new energy supplier in November - just 2.5% behind the same time in 2019. 

These figures bring total switch numbers in 2020 to nearly 5.5 million, just 6.5% shy of total switch figures this time last year. 

Emma Pinchbeck, Energy UK’s chief executive said:

“With the Energy White Paper published this week looking at ways of further increasing customer engagement with their energy use, it’s good to see that nearly half a million customers last month actively sought out a good deal. And even in a year where people’s attention has understandably been on other issues, nearly 5.5 million customers have switched during 2020."

“With winter here and many of us spending more time indoors due to the ongoing restrictions, it’s well worth spending a few minutes to check you’re on the best deal - either by contacting your own supplier or shopping around to see what’s offer in a very competitive market."

“I’d also urge everyone who can to consider making their homes more energy efficient, for example by applying for the Green Homes Grants scheme. This is still the best way to help save money on bills in the longer term and reduce our contribution to climate change by cutting emissions from our homes.”

Source: Energy UK

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