New automatic payments for delays in switching “should give people more confidence to shop around”, says Citizens Advice

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New automatic payments for delays in switching “should give people more confidence to shop around”, says Citizens Advice

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Friday 14 February 2020

Citizens Advice, in its role as the official consumer watchdog for energy, has responded to Ofgem’s announcement of new automatic compensation for customers who have problems switching their energy supplier.

Dame Gillian Guy, Chief Executive of Citizens Advice, said:

“These new protections should give more people the confidence to shop around and find the best deals.

“Households can still save hundreds of pounds by switching and shouldn’t be put through the hassle and stress of having to claim compensation when energy suppliers make mistakes.”

Background:

Citizens Advice published its Automation for the Nation report, calling for automatic compensation for essential service failures (including energy switching) in December 2018.


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