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Gocompare.com comments as new Ofgem data highlights the standard tariff gap

14 December 2016

Ben Wilson, energy expert at Gocompare.com, welcomes Ofgem’s new initiative on standard household energy tariffs.

“This is important data that every household should see.  We need to highlight the fact that two thirds of households continue to pay far too much for their gas and electric, simply because they are on their provider’s standard tariff.

“Standard tariffs play an important role in the domestic energy market, but they shouldn’t be the default dumping ground for 20 million households. 

“The message is simple - check your bill.  If it says ‘standard tariff’, you need to switch and stop wasting money.

“It is important to remember that the numbers used by Ofgem are averages, so it is only by going to a comparison site, with your own energy bill information, that you will discover exactly how much you could save and find out what you need to do to switch your energy suppier.”

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