Energy companies receive 1.7 million complaints in Q1

The UK’s Big Six energy suppliers received a combined total of 1.7 million complaints over the first quarter of 2014, up 15% on the same time last year, a recent report by consumer group Which? could reveal.

Npower received 83 complaints for every 1000 customers, the highest number of complaints. In contrast Scottish Power received the fewest complaints, 13 for every 1000 customers, while the number of complaints received by both SSE and British Gas has doubled over the past six months, joining Eon at around 30 complaints per 1,000 customers.

Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said:

“Yet again millions of customers are being let down by poor service from the Big Six energy companies. This has to change. If they want to improve the low level of consumer trust in the energy market, suppliers must up their game now, rather than wait for the results of a competition review.”

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