Tue, 26 Aug 2008
Domestic energy customers will have another chance to find the best deal for them when experts from UEA's Centre for Competition Policy return to the Forum in Norwich next week.
Following the success of its first event in March, CCP is again inviting people to take along their household bills on Thursday August 28, from 11am-3pm, when a team of experts will provide independent information on how they can save money on their electricity and gas spending.
In March 80 people were helped over two days and CCP, which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), found average savings of £180 a year. The events have been prompted by research from CCP which found that many consumers do not make the best decisions when switching energy supplier. Choices can also be increasingly confusing as energy companies offer more options.
The team will be led by CCP director Prof Catherine Waddams, who said: “We hope to help people become less confused about the energy market. Raising awareness amongst consumers, urging companies to employ transparency in their tariff data, and perhaps even regulating switching facilities like price comparison websites, are all areas which need improvement if consumers are to fully achieve their potential savings.”
The BBC’s Money Programme will also be filming during next week’s event, as it is interested in people’s switching experiences using comparison websites.
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