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Consumers in Scotland encouraged to ‘Be an energy shopper’

Citizens Advice Scotland has welcomed the new Ofgem campaign ‘be an energy shopper’, though has cautioned that more must be done to help struggling consumers.

CAS consumer spokesperson, Sarah Beattie-Smith, welcomed the new campaign saying,

“At CAS, we welcome any moves to make shopping around in the energy market easier.  It’s shocking that half of us in Scotland are missing out when it comes to getting the best deal for our energy, yet many of us could be saving as much as £200 simply by switching. 

“This Ofgem campaign should help consumers to compare tariffs and suppliers and start shopping around for better energy deals.  

“If you are concerned or apprehensive about taking the first steps to switch, remember help is at hand.  You can come into your local Citizens Advice Bureau for help, call the Citizens Advice consumer helpline (03454 04 05 06) for advice or go online to

“But of course campaigns like this have to go hand in hand with more fundamental reforms, from ensuring the energy market is truly competitive to helping people to keep more of the heat in their homes through energy efficiency programmes.  We will continue to push for reforms to ensure that no one has to live in a cold home.”