Energy UK’s latest electricity switching figures - published today - reveal that 589,297 customers moved to a new supplier last month, bringing the total number of switches to 1.6 million so far this year.
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The energy industry came together yesterday to say thanks to the NHS in a special film organised by Energy UK, which showed workers from across the country joining in the now traditional Thursday applause for those on the front line of the fight against COVID-19.
On 19 March the energy sector agreed new measures with the Government to ensure customers are supported and remain supplied with energy through challenging times. These new measures include additional support for those most in need including prepayment customers. This agreement was signed by all UK domestic suppliers and will came into force immediately.
With the current lockdown in place, the energy industry has been working hard to ensure the lights are kept on and customers receive a reliable service. We are also very conscious of the difficulties some customers might face due to the current situation, particularly those customers in vulnerable circumstances.
On the postponement of COP26 due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, Energy UK's Director of External Affairs, Abbie Sampson said:
An Energy UK spokesperson said:
Energy UK’s latest electricity switching figures – published today – reveal that just over one million customers have switched so far in 2020 – up 20% on the same time last year.
Audrey Gallacher, chief executive of Energy UK said:
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In response to the publication of Q4 2019 Smart Meter Statistics in Great Britain, Energy UK's interim chief executive, Audrey Gallacher said:
Responding to today’s Budget, Energy UK’s interim chief executive, Audrey Gallacher said: