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Energy shopping sources for businesses in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014

This statistic shows the share of the sources consulted by small businesses when they chose their current energy contract or tariff in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014. The statistic additionally shows the main sources used by those businesses. It shows that more than half of respondents have consulted a broker when shopping for their energy tariff, with 57 percent saying so. However, the main source used by most businesses was their current supplier.

Share of sources considered by businesses when shopping for energy contracts in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014

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Release date

March 2015


United Kingdom

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,502 respondents

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Originally asked as: "When choosing your current gas/electricity contract or tariff did you consult or were you approached by, any of the following?" and "And how did you mainly choose your current gas/electricity contract for tariff"

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