Energy: Billing

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd October 2017.

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Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter Conservative, Central Suffolk and North Ipswich

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what information the Government holds on how many households have been on British Gas, E.on, EDF, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE's standard variable tariffs for (a) five years or more and (b) 10 years or more.

Photo of Margot James Margot James Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

Neither the Department nor Ofgem collect data on how long customers have been on specific tariffs.

Ofgem have previously published data on the number of customer accounts on standard variable tariffs by company. Data as at November 2016 is shown in the table below.

Supplier

Number of customers accounts on standard variable tariffs

British Gas

6,639,000

EDF Energy

1,943,000

E.ON

3,170,000

Npower

1,738,000

Scottish Power

1,541,000

SSE

3,864,000

The data is available on Ofgem’s website at:

https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/standard-variable-tariff-comparison-28-november-2016

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