So did you switch supplier as a result of ‘The Power to Switch’ campaign?

If you have you are more likely to have opted to use a new market entrant than one of the Big Six. Only 24 per cent of energy consumers considering a switch say they would move to one of the big six suppliers, a survey by Ernst & Young has revealed. In contrast, 37 per cent would choose to move to an independent energy supplier. The survey of 2,000 consumers showed that 24 per cent have switched supplier in the past year, and 22 per cent said they would “probably” switch in the coming year. Tony Ward, head of power and utilities at Ernst & Young, pointed out that, while awareness is “still relatively low” among energy consumers, the situation is “certainly improving”.