20 April 2018, 12:58

GoCompare comments on ScottishPower price rise

Georgie Frost, consumer advocate from GoCompare Energy, comments on the summer price rise announced by ScottishPower:

“A third of – almost one million – ScottishPower customers  face a 5.5% hike to the cost of their energy from 1 June 2018. In plain English, this adds about £63 per year to a typical dual fuel bill.

“The third of the so-called ‘big six’ to announce price rises in the last two weeks, ScottishPower’s price hike should be seen as a wakeup call to energy customers who are continually paying more than they need to for their gas and electricity simply for remaining loyal.

“There’s a good reason energy switching is more popular than ever, and if you are a ScottishPower customer, or have been with any energy provider for some time without switching, you should get in on the action too. An average energy user could save around £300 by switching, so set aside five minutes, compare tariffs online, and see if you can find a better deal.”

For more information on switching energy provider visit: http://www.gocompare.com/gas-and-electricity/


For further information please contact:

Anders Nilsson or Martyn John at GoCompare on 01633 654 054 / 01633 654 725

Gordon, Jason or Liz at MAW Communications on 01603 505 845

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Notes to editors:

About GoCompare

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GoCompare does not charge people to use its services, and it does not accept advertising or sponsored listings, so all product comparisons are unbiased. GoCompare makes its money through fees paid by the providers of products that appear on its various comparison services when a customer buys through the site.

GoCompare does not sell its customers’ data.

When it launched in 2006, it was the first comparison site to focus on displaying policy details rather than just listing prices, with the aim of helping people to make better-informed decisions when buying their insurance. GoCompare has remained dedicated to helping people choose the most appropriate products rather than just the cheapest, and has teamed up with Defaqto, the independent financial researcher, to integrate additional policy information into a number of its insurance comparison services. This allows people to compare up to an extra 30 features of cover.

GoCompare is the only comparison website to be invited to join the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

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