Government figures show that during the 4 weeks of the “Power to Switch” Campaign, 130,000 UK Households were encouraged to switch their energy supplier and more than £38 million was saved by those who moved supplier. The campaign generated massive media coverage with adverts on the TV, radio, in print and on billboards.
Comparing the same period with last year, there has been a massive increase of 193% in total savings, and amazingly an 80% increase in the number of households that have switched.
Energy and Climate Secretary, Ed Davey, commented whilst wrapping up the campaign:
“Our campaign has helped put millions of pounds back in the people’s pockets – and thousands have benefitted. A huge increase in switching in a four week period shows that people want better deals from energy providers – and our reforms to the market have driven competition and made that possible.”
Official switching figures covering the campaign period will be published by Energy UK in April and May.
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