Tackle energy tariffs Our tariff investigation
We've long been campaigning for energy companies to simplify energy tariffs and our latest investigation has provided further evidence for just how complicated tariffs are.
We found only one in 10 people could identify the cheapest energy deal when presented with a range of standard energy tariffs. And yet when shown the tariffs in a simpler form, the number shot up to nine out of 10. Think you could rise to the challenge? Take the tariff test:
The Tariff test
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Which? Investigates the energy industry
Sadly, this isn't the first time we've identified issues with the energy industry. In October 2011 we challenged 36 people to work out how much they'd pay on the 'standard' tariffs from the six biggest energy providers. Then in November 2011 we found energy suppliers using questionable sales tactics.
Simple energy tariffs
Which? wants energy tariffs to be much less complicated - with a simple, consistent unit price - so energy prices can be easily compared at a glance allowing people to find the cheapest deal. We want the energy regulator Ofgem to standardise the structure of tariffs so that people understand exactly what they're paying for their electricity and gas and are able to find the best deal for them.
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