Switch energy firms should be quicker, say Which!!!
Research shows that more than a third (35%) of people would be more likely to change gas and electricity providers if the whole thing was a quicker process, according to a survey by energy provider First Utility.
93% of consumers agreed that switching should be speeded up, so they could get a better deal.
Richard Lloyd executive director of Which!!! said: 'Rising energy prices are consistently one of the top worries for consumers, yet we've found people are so bamboozled by the vast array of tariffs that consumers are paying a staggering £3.9 billion a year more for their energy simply by not being on the best deals."
"People should switch to save, we've long called for faster, smoother switching."
"The Government must also do more to make it easier for consumers to spot the cheapest deal. Now is the time for bigger, better reforms if we are to help consumers struggling with spiralling energy prices and squeezed household incomes."
First Utility have launched a campaign which aims to cut the switch time from five weeks to one day. Would this ensure more competitive prices on our bills, or is this just mealy mouthed nonsense in a bid to distract us from the fact we're being shafted on our energy bills?