Switching rates back up for first time since lockdown

3 million have switched so far this year.

By Matt Maynard · 16th July 2020

Switching is back on the up, with 450,000 people switching in June 2020 - up 1% on June 2019.

This marks the first increase in switching rates since lockdown begun, with close to 3 million customers moving suppliers in total so far this year. This isn't as many as the same point last year, but it's positive to see people switching and saving once again. 

Emma Pinchbeck, Energy UK’s chief executive, said:

“It is positive that 3 million consumers have switched supplier in the first half of the year despite the pandemic. I’d encourage everyone to make sure they’re on the best deal either by getting in touch with their current supplier or by shopping around."

“The best way to save on your energy bill in the long-term is by making your home more energy efficient. I’d urge all eligible households to take advantage of the new ‘Green Homes Grant’, announced by the Chancellor last week. Energy efficiency improvements will save money, cut emissions and create jobs, kick-starting the Green Recovery.”

Source: Energy UK

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