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Nearly 600,000 switch in March

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.

While March 2020 is slightly down – by 4.3% – on March 2019, switching is still up by 10% so far this year compared to the same point last year.

Audrey Gallacher, Energy UK’s interim chief executive, said:

“While switching can be a way to save money, the best way to save money in the longer term is through energy efficiency.  So, while we are managing the challenges thrown at us from the current lockdown, I’d encourage people to consider whether they could be saving money by being more energy efficient. Simple measures such as switching lightbulbs, reducing energy use or doing some minor adjustments around the home, like draught proofing doors and windows, can help save you money off your bill and help the environment at the same time.”

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