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High five million for energy switching as new companies join guarantee

Over five million customers have now switched electricity supplier in 2017 topping last year’s figure. The latest figures from Energy UK come as another three major suppliers sign up to the Energy Switch Guarantee (ESG) – which now covers over 90% of the market.  

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Nation’s leading energy switchers revealed

New figures released today by the Energy Switch Guarantee reveal that Yorkshire is home to the savviest energy customers in Great Britain.     

The figures (see tables below) show the number of households in each constituency in Great Britain that have switched electricity supplier between September 2016 and August 2017.

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Energy UK responds to Capacity Market announcement

Responding to the Government's announcement on changes to the Capacity Market rules, an Energy UK spokesperson said: 

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Energy UK responds to Industrial Strategy

Responding to the Government's publication of its Industrial Strategy, Lawrence Slade, Energy UK's Chief Executive, said:

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Energy UK responds to the 2017 Autumn Budget

Responding to the Autumn Budget 2017, Energy UK chief executive Lawrence Slade commented: 

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Energy UK confirms annual lunch speakers

Energy UK will be welcoming Professor Dieter Helm and broadcaster Cathy Newman as guest speakers at its its annual lunch next month.

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Energy UK comments on consumer engagement

Responding to committments from energy companies on consumer engagement Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK, said: 

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Energy UK looks to ease switching process for smart meter prepayment customers

Energy UK has set out principles to provide improved safeguards for smart meter prepayment customers switching supplier. 
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Switching surge continues

Over 600,000 customers took steps to save on their energy bills this winter by switching electricity provider in October, the latest figures from Energy UK reveal.

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Energy UK announces Lord Hutton as new chair

Energy UK today announced the appointment of Lord John Hutton as the next Chair of Energy UK, the trade association representing the UK's energy sector. 
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Energy UK responds to publication of Helm review

Following the publication of an independent review into the cost of energy led by Professor Dieter Helm, Energy UK chief executive Lawrence Slade commented:

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Energy sector looks to the future

Energy UK holds its annual conference at the QEII Conference Centre this Thursday (October 19) focussing on the future challenges and opportunities facing the industry at a time of unprecedented change.

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Energy UK responds to the publication of draft energy price cap bill

Energy UK has issued the following statement in response to the publication of draft energy price cap bill.

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Energy UK comments on Clean Growth Strategy

Commenting in response to the launch of the Clean Growth Strategy, Lawrence Slade, Energy UK’s chief executive said: 

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Follow in four million footsteps - September switching soars

Over 550,000 customers switched electricity supplier in September, up by nearly a half (46 per cent) on the same month in 2016.
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Energy UK responds to the Scottish government's new energy company announcement

The Scottish goverment has announced that they will set up a new, not-for-profit, publicly-owned energy company. Energy UK has issued the following comment.

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Energy UK responds to Ofgem's extension of price protection to 1 million more vulnerable households

Responding to Ofgem's extension of price protection to 1 million more vulnerable households, Lawrence Slade chief executive of Energy UK said:

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New guide for energy suppliers on vulnerability and mental health

A new guide for energy suppliers has been launched today by the Money Advice Trust and Energy UK to help better identify and support consumers in vulnerable circumstances. The guide "Vulnerability, mental health, and the energy sector: a guide to help identify and support consumers" provides practical tools for frontline staff to use with consumers in a range of vulnerable situations.

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Energy UK comments on the announcement of a Draft Bill on an energy price cap

Responding to the announcement by the Prime Minister of a Draft Bill on an energy price cap, Lawrence Slade, Energy UK chief executive said:

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Energy UK comments on BEIS statistical releases

Following the latest quarterly statistical releases from BEIS, which showed low carbon electricity’s share of electricity generation reached a record high of 53.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2017, compared to 46.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2016. Energy UK has issued the following statement.

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Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals Forum brightens its offering by partnering with CGI

Energy UK’s Young Energy Professionals Forum (YEP Forum) will be joining forces with CGI, the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world.

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Energy sector backs electric vehicle drive

A new report from Energy UK has today highlighted how the whole country can benefit from the move to electric vehicles (EVs) with a call to accelerate the infrastructure and support which will allow the roll out to go further and faster. 
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Record numbers of consumers benefit as switching increases by 30%

The number of customers switching so far in 2017 has surpassed the total number of customers who switched in 2014, according to new data released by Energy UK today.
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Energy UK comments on Contract for Difference auction results

Responding to the Contract for Difference auction results Lawrence Slade chief executive of Energy UK said:

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Energy UK comments on UK Energy Research Centre report

Following the UK Energy Research Centre publishing its report finding the UK making energy efficient improvements could provide a net benefit to the UK economy of £7.5 billion, Energy UK has issued the following statement.

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Energy UK responds to Ofgem retail market data

In response to the publication of Ofgem's latest retail market data, Lawrence Slade, Chief Executive of Energy UK, said:

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Energy UK comments on smart meters

Responding to the publication of the Smart Meters Q2 2017 statistics for Great Britain and the Smart Meter Customer Experience Survey, Energy UK chief executive Lawrence Slade said:

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Energy UK comments on uSwitch energy billing release

Following uSwitch publishing a press release about energy billing issues, Energy UK has issued the following statement.
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Energy UK comments on draft London Environment Strategy

Commenting on the publication of the Mayor of London's draft London Environment Strategy Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK said:

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Energy switching hits three million in 2017

Over three million energy customers have already switched their electricity supplier this year, according to the latest figures released today by Energy UK.
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