Switchcraft’s research found that tenants paying up to five time more for their heating due to poor energy efficiency.
Research by Switchcraft, found examples of properties listed on Homes 24, a listings site owned by Zoopla, and OpenRent which claimed to have a higher energy efficiency rating than they actually did.Read more The Telegraph March 16 2020
Switchcraft.co.uk, added: “If consumers think the cap will protect them from paying over the odds for energy, they are sadly mistaken.”Read more The Sun February 12 2020
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Efforts to lower energy bills will continue to flounder so long as most gas and electricity is bought and sold through “opaque” bilateral contracts, Switchcraft has argued.
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The investigation by Switchcraft, a service that automatically moves consumers to cheaper tariffs, shows that nearly a quarter of customers’ complaints related to overcharging or having direct debits increased – despite being in credit.
“As the mercury drops, we can be certain that one thing will rise,” Alex Dickson at Switchcraft said.
Another energy supplier goes bust: Toto Energy ceases to trade leaving 134,000 customers in limbo a DAY after Ofgem revealed reform plans
Switchcraft said: “That Toto Energy – a company with an appalling track record – was able to purchase 43,000 new customers only three months ago is dumbfounding.”
Auto-switching service Switchcraft says it is now “survival of the fittest” in retail energy markets.
Auto-switching service Switchcraft claims these deals can lock billpayers into an ‘energy-poverty trap’
Switchcraft, said: “It’s great to see Ofgem on the front foot when it comes to enforcement actions against suppliers.