More than 98% of households in the Western Isles could save hundreds of pounds on electricity if they were to switch suppliers, according to new figures.
Angus MacNeil MP is backing the Energy Switch Guarantee, an industry initiative to make switching supplier simpler, quicker and safer.
Mr MacNeil was disappointed to hear at a recent Energy Switch Guarantee reception at Westminster that only 2 per cent of his constituents had switched their supplier, compared to more than 40 per cent in other parts of the UK.
The Energy Switch Guarantee – launched in June – is a set of ten commitments designed to offer customers more confidence in the switching process.
The signatories of the Guarantee will make sure the switch is completed in twenty-one days. The Guarantee gives customers the extra assurance that the switch will be fast and reliable.
Angus MacNeil MP said: “I want to see that 98% of households in Na h-Eileanan an lar save hundreds of pounds by looking at switching their electricity supplier this winter. I switched my own supplier last year and made savings by doing so.
“People tell me that if you’ve been with the same supplier for years switching can seem like a daunting task that is why I support the Energy Switch Guarantee which promises to make switching simple and smooth for everyone.
Tina Tietjen, independent chair of the Energy Switch Guarantee said: “I encourage people to shop around this winter for the best deal for them. Customers can save hundreds of pounds and with the Energy Switch Guarantee they are assured a simple, speedy and safe switch.
“The Guarantee is a major commitment by suppliers - from the largest to some of the newest suppliers in the market - to make switching simple and quick. It is designed to reassure consumers who may have reservations about switching.”
Further information about the Guarantee can be found: here