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Over two million people switch in 2016

Summer switching reaches new high for June with over 360,000 customers switching. This is a staggering 58 per
cent increase from June 2014.

Over  two  million  (2,323,694)  customers  have  switched  in  the  first  half  of  the  year  which  is  almost  one  million  
(1,515,993) more than in the first six months of 2014.

The latest electricity switching data also shows 120,115 customers switched to small and mid-tier suppliers in June
which is 33 per cent of all switches for the month.

Lawrence Slade, chief executive of Energy UK, said:
“It is great to see more and more customers shopping around over the summer months before winter hits. Over
two million people have already switched supplier in 2016 and they have taken advantage of the fantastic deals
offered by more than 40 suppliers. Since June 2014 the cheapest tariffs have fallen by over £200. There are now
around 50 deals under £900 on offer. The new Energy Switch Guarantee – launched by the Industry last month –
has made it even easier for customers to switch.”

Notes to editors

  • You can find the switching report for June on Energy UK's website.
  • Further information about the Guarantee can be found by visiting
  • The switching data is supplied by Electralink who provides a secure service to transfer data between the electricity market participants. The company operates the Data Transfer Network (DTN) which underpins customer switching, meter interoperability and other business processes critical to a competitive electricity market.
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