Ofgem had published a new league table comparing standard variable tariffs.
Responding to the new league table, which ranks the ten largest suppliers according to how many customers are on poor value standard variable tariffs, Citizens Advice Chief Executive Gillian Guy said “Poor value default tariffs are ripping off loyal consumers and costing people up to £300 extra a year.”

“It’s encouraging that some energy companies have started to move customers off standard variable tariffs, but with 13 million people stuck on these deals it is clear that more needs to be done.”

“Ofgem is rightly planning to limit energy bills for vulnerable people, and the government’s proposed cap on all energy prices could make the market work better for everyone. In the meantime, it’s important that energy companies make every effort to get customers off rip-off default tariffs at the earliest available opportunity.”