Mark Tami Alyn & Deeside MP Over 44,000 households in Alyn and Deeside can save hundreds of pounds on energy

 

Mark Tami MP backs the Energy Switch Guarantee, an industry initiative to make switching supplier simpler, quicker and safer.

 

More than 88% of households in Alyn and Deeside could be missing out on hundreds of pounds of energy savings that can be made by switching energy provider.

 

The Energy Switch Guarantee – launched in June – is a set of ten commitments designed to offer customers more confidence in the switching process.

 

The signatories of the Guarantee will make sure the switch is completed in twenty-one days. The Guarantee gives customers the extra assurance that the switch will be fast and reliable.

 

Mark Tami MP said: 

 

"I was really disheartened to find out 88% of households in Alyn and Deeside could be overpaying on their gas and electricity this winter by not switching their provider. 

 

“And the sad reality is a large proportion of those who are overspending 100s of pounds are elderly or the poorer sections of society

 

“There are many reasons people choose not to change, whether it’s due to avoiding ‘hassle’ or whether they are apprehensive about speaking to energy providers. 

 

“It’s about time something was introduced that ensured switching was simple and hassle free, that is why I’m supporting the Energy Switch Guarantee”

 

Tina Tietjen, independent chair of the Energy Switch Guarantee said:

 

“I encourage people to shop around this winter for the best deal for them. Customers can save hundreds of pounds and with the Energy Switch Guarantee they are assured a simple, speedy and safe switch.

 

“The Guarantee is a major commitment by suppliers - from the largest to some of the newest suppliers in the market - to make switching simple and quick. It is designed to reassure consumers who may have reservations about switching.”