Which? responds to CMA’s decision to give final clearance to SSE/Npower merger

Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Products and Services, said:
“We will be keeping an eye on this situation to ensure that, as temperatures drop, already hard-pressed households don’t face even higher energy bills as a result of this decision.

“Consumers unhappy with their current energy provider should consider switching to a better deal, as they could save around £400 a year.”

Notes to editors

  • Customers looking for cheaper energy deals can compare deals with Which? Switch, a transparent and impartial way to compare energy tariffs and find the best gas and electricity supplier.
  • The saving (£378) is the difference between the priciest Big Six standard tariff and the cheapest tariff, which currently costs £878 a year. Prices are based on a dual-fuel tariff available in all regions in England, Scotland and Wales paying by monthly direct debit, with paperless bills. Energy usage is based on Ofgem’s annual average usage figures for medium (12,000kWh gas and 3,100kWh electricity) users. Data is from Energylinx. Prices given are averages across regions, are rounded to the nearest whole pound and correct on 1 October 2018.