E.ON and npower quit Energy UK

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TWO of the Big Six, E.ON and npower, are to leave Energy UK after the New Year.

A spokesperson for E.ON, which acquired npower earlier this year, told ICON: “We constantly review our costs in order to continue to deliver value for money for our customers.

“As part of this, we have decided being part of Energy UK is something we can no longer afford and we have therefore made the reluctant decision to leave Energy UK.”

Energy UK has a membership of over 100 suppliers, generators and stakeholders.

An Energy UK spokesperson commented on the news to ICON: “It is a challenging environment for many in the retail sector and unfortunately E.ON and npower will both step down from Energy UK membership in the New Year.

“We will continue to maintain our positive relationships with the companies and hope they may rejoin in the future when the financial environment is less challenging.”