Switch with Which? gets watchdog's approvalSwitching site passes stringent Energywatch test
26 September 2008
Which?'s gas and electricity switching service has got the stamp of approval from the energy watchdog for the third year running.
Energywatch says consumers switching their energy supplier through Switch with Which? can be sure they will get a full and unbiased choice of all energy tariffs available to them as the site meets its confidence code.
According to Energywatch, no other industry has such a stringent scheme to regulate price comparison services.
Tim Whittle, Energywatch code manager, explained: ‘Only in energy can consumers take comfort from the protection offered by an impartial and independently audited accreditation scheme.
‘Energywatch has made the code even more robust this year and comparison service have shown how much they value the accreditation by raising their game to meet the challenges we set them.’
The code will continue to operate under the watch of new consumer body, Consumer Focus, when Energywatch closes at the end of September.
Alison Morrison from Switch with Which? said: ‘We are delighted to have met Energywatch's standards for another year. At a time when consumers are looking to save money on rising energy bills, it’s more important than ever that they know they’re getting the best choice of deals available.
'Switch with Which? is free, independent and compares prices for all suppliers. Users can also see supplier ratings from the recent Which? gas and electricity survey that found low levels of customer satisfaction across the industry.'
On average, customers who used Switch with Which? saved £233 in a year, based on figures gathered from October 2007 to March 2008.