Close to 50% of Scotland residents are not aware of savings that can be made from switching energy provides
Almost half of residents in Scotland are not aware of the massive energy savings they could potentially achieve by switching their energy suppliers, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.
A survey commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust, the Department of Energy and Climate Change and Citizens Advice Scotland found that 42 per cent per cent of people in the country do not think they could save anything by switching, while of those who are aware of savings, 70 per cent believe it could only save £100 or less.
Plus, just over 50 per cent of Scots with an elderly friend or relative said they were unsure on how to help them switch, and 68% of these people believe their elderly friend or relative cannot switch because they do not know how to use the internet – the most common way of switching supplier.
UK Energy Secretary Amber Rudd said: “By not switching, hard-working bill payers are missing out on hundreds of pounds – savings which could especially help older people heat their homes for less this winter.
“We’re spreading the message to help friends, family and neighbours to shop around for a better deal. We’ve made it easier to change supplier and increased competition in the market – so there’s never been a better time to switch.”
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