Record number of Brits switch energy suppliers
The data did not show which energy firms lost or gained customers, but the big six suppliers have been hemorrhaging users in recent years as smaller, cheaper firms open up in the UK's deregulated market.
Those big six suppliers are made up of Centrica brand British Gas, E.ON, EDF Energy, Innogy brand Npower, and Iberdrola-owned Scottish Power.
A total of 5.9 million energy customers moved to a new supplier in 2018, rising from 5.5 million in the prior year. ■