09 May 2014

be-an-energy-shopperScottish National Party MSP for Glasgow Shettleston, John Mason, has backed a new campaign encouraging consumers to go energy shopping and get the beast deal on their gas an electricity bills.

The “Be An Energy Shopper” campaign launched by energy regulator Ofgem comes after new figures reveal that one in three people are concerned about how much they are paying on energy.

Previously, more than half of consumers (53%) say they have been confused by energy tariff – but not anymore – Ofgem’s recent reforms have resulted in a simpler, clearer and fairer energy market which means participating in the market has never been easier.

As part of the ‘Be an Energy Shopper’ campaign, an easy guide has been created – This will help demystify the confusion previously associated with comparing energy tariffs and help people to start shopping around for their energy. The new website provides consumers with the know-how to check existing energy deals so they can get a better tariff.

John said: “Consumers devote a lot of time comparing deals on cars, mobile phones and even groceries but say energy is a hassle. It is now easier than ever to find the best deal for you and just by spending the same amount of time you do to shop for insurance plans or bank accounts, you can get a better deal on your energy bill.

Dermot Nolan, CEO at Ofgem says; “As a nation we have a huge appetite when it comes to savvy shopping and tracking down a good deal – we shop and compare prices for many things in life, yet we often don’t think to do the same when it comes to our energy bills.

“Previously, people found it difficult to compare tariffs and the process too time consuming but the recent reforms have changed things for the better. With the introduction of ‘Be An Energy Shopper’ it has never been easier to go energy shopping and get a better deal on your gas and electricity.

… So why aren’t we shopping for energy?