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2 in 3 IRISH HOUSEHOLDS SUFFERING FROM ENERGY FUEL POVERTY

MONDAY 18 FEBRUARY 2019   2 in 3 IRISH HOUSEHOLDS SUFFERING FROM ENERGY FUEL POVERTY   A survey of 1,500 Irish households has found that 2 in 3 are suffering from energy ‘fuel poverty’. Fuel poverty is universally defined as a household spending over 10% of its income on energy costs.   Exclusive of taxes, Ireland has the second highest electricity prices in the EU[1]. T... Read more

PEOPLE POWER CAMPAIGN SEEKS 20,000 PEOPLE TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST IRISH COST OF LIVING CRISIS

PRESS RELEASE MONDAY 2 OCTOBER 2017 PEOPLE POWER CAMPAIGN SEEKS 20,000 PEOPLE TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST IRISH COST OF LIVING CRISIS   One Big Switch is back, and is looking for 20,000 people to join their Big Cost of Living Switch campaign to fight back against the cost of living crisis currently gripping Ireland. The Big Cost of Living Switch aims to ease cost of living pressure by em... Read more

**MEDIA RELEASE*** OVER 3500 HOUSEHOLDS JOIN THE BIG ENERGY SWITCH IN FIRST WEEK OF CAMPAIGN

    3,500 consumers have joined the Big Energy Switch in the first week of the campaign, a huge show of community support for the nation-wide people power campaign. The Big Energy Switch is looking to recruit twenty thousand consumers to help unlock group discounted electrictiy ad gas in Ireland. The campaign will run for 3 more weeks, with the collective power of the One ... Read more

MEDIA RELEASE: PEOPLE POWER CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES TODAY – 20,000 IRISH CONSUMERS TO SWITCH ENERGY TOGETHER

One Big Switch is today launching the Big Energy Switch, a campaign to cut the cost of electricity and gas in Ireland using people power. The campaign will use the power of group switching to help unlock discounted electricity and gas prices for tens of thousands of Irish consumers. The campaign is aiming to boost competition in the Irish energy market by: Signing up 20,000 consu... Read more

Survey Of 15,000 Finds 99% Of Health Insurance Policyholders Have Felt Negative Affects As A Result Of Market Exodus

Consumer network One Big Switch has today released a report that finds Irish consumers have felt significant negative impacts as a consequence of the 300,000+ Private Health Insurance policyholders who have left the market since it’s peak in 2008. The report, based on feedback from more than 15,000 consumers, is one of the largest health insurance surveys ever carried out in Ireland. […]

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SURVEY OF 12,000+ CONSUMERS REJECT GOVERNMENT’S INTRODUCTION OF LIFETIME COMMUNITY RATING

The introduction of Lifetime Community Rating could prove costly for the current government. A survey of 12,000+ consumers found that just 16% of those without Private Health insurance say the introduction of Lifetime Community Rating will make them take it up. Under the current proposal, from May 2015, anyone entering the Private Health Insurance market after the age of 34 […]

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660,000+ Could Drop Their Health Insurance If Premiums Rise By 1-10%

A One Big Switch survey of 9,000+ members has shown that the current Health Insurance affordability crisis could become far worse if premiums continue to rise. Feedback from more than 5,000 Private Health Insurance policyholders indicate that 1 in 3 would give up their cover if premiums rose by as little as 1 to 10%. If 1 in 3 policyholders in […]

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The Big Health Insurance Switch Amasses 4.6 Million Euro Health Insurance Buying Power On The First Day Of The Campaign

More than 4,000 people have now joined the Big Health Insurance Switch in the first day, making it one of Ireland’s fastest growing consumer campaigns. After the success of the Big Energy Switch, consumers are once again flocking to join a people power campaign to do something positive about rising household bills. To put the Health Insurance buying power of […]

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People Power From Around the World.

One Big Switch uses advances in technology and digital campaigning to run people power campaigns that affect change in the markets we choose to run them. This year has already seen the success of the Big Energy Switch and the Big Water Charges Submission. People power is not a concept limited to Big Switches, so we’ve put together a short […]

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