Time it takes to switch energy suppliers 'to halve'

The time it takes to switch electricity and gas suppliers is set to halve to two and a half weeks under plans from the industry regulator Ofgem.

The plans are set to come into force on December 31st the switch time will come down to just three days with a 14-day 'cooling off' period in which customers can change their mind.

Customers will be able to switch electricity and gas suppliers more quickly under the proposals. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Ofgem also plans to introduce next day switching by 2018 at the latest.

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Energy watchdog cuts customer switch time to 3 days

Customers will be able to switch electricity and gas suppliers in just three days - half the time it currently takes - in two-and-a-half weeks under plans put forward by energy regulator Ofgem.