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Energy firms block automatic switching to rivals

"New services such as Flipper have grown in popularity because they take the hassle out of comparing suppliers and moving between them. Customers who stay with the same firm for over a year typically pay £350 more than they need to." Ali Hussain, The Sunday Times. Ofgem states that automatic switching services like Flipper “make it easier for consumers to continuously get better deals without having to make the switch themselves”, and they have also “made it clear that suppliers need to work with these services”.