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Household hammer: Research reveals the everyday items that didn’t make it through lockdown

Mobile phone, slippers, kettle – top three items repaired, replaced or upgraded in last 12 months

  • 9million1 UK adults had their mobile phone repaired or upgraded in the last year.
  • 21% of adults replaced their slippers – the equivalent of 10.8 million1
  • 7m toasters needed repairing or replacing during the pandemic.
  • GoCompare Home Insurance is urging households to check their home contents to make sure their new acquisitions are covered.

As five of the big energy providers announce sweeping price hikes, GoCompare encourages homeowners to shop around now

  • Average of more than 9% increase across the board from four of the biggest providers, British Gas, EDF, Npower, E.ON and SSE*
  • These five combined provide energy to nearly two thirds** of UK households
  • Some regions will see around an 11.6% increase on their bills
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March registrations: Joining the EV revolution? Drivers warned to compare premiums to get the best insurance deals

Research finds electric cars DON’T have to cost more to insure than conventional cousins

  • Latest figures* from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders show ‘green’ cars outselling diesels for the first time in 2020
  • GoCompare research finds that insurer appetite and pricing for electric models varies widely
  • Shopping around means electric versions of cars are not always more expensive to insure
  • Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) market share increased by over 400% year on year from 1.6% in 2019 to 6.6% of overall UK car market in 2020
  • Around 17% of cars sold in 2020 had some level of electric running capability.