Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSun, 26 Jun 2022 00:50:18 BST Ofwat survey reveals more than half households in England and Wales will struggle to pay their utility bills this year Ofwat survey reveals more than half households in England and Wales will struggle to pay their utility bills this year: A survey by water regulator, Ofwat, has revealed that more than half the respondents polled in a survey of bill payers in England and Wales believe they will struggle to pay their utility bills this year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Ofwat-survey-reveals-more-than-half-households-in-England-and-Wales-will-struggle-to-pay-their-utility-bills-this-year-05115 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Ofwat-survey-reveals-more-than-half-households-in-England-and-Wales-will-struggle-to-pay-their-utility-bills-this-year-05115 Rising energy bills are the biggest financial worry for UK parents, finds survey Rising energy bills are the biggest financial worry for UK parents: A survey of British parents asking them about their greatest concerns amid the cost of living crisis has revealed that of all the issues which are troubling parents, rising energy costs are the greatest. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rising-energy-bills-are-the-biggest-financial-worry-for-UK-parents-finds-survey-05083 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Rising-energy-bills-are-the-biggest-financial-worry-for-UK-parents-finds-survey-05083 Customer expectation is the greatest driver for SMEs improving environmental sustainability, finds survey Customer expectation is the greatest driver for SMEs improving environmental sustainability: A survey of SME leaders and decision makers at UK businesses has revealed that when it comes to improving environmental sustainability in the short term, customer expectation to do this is the biggest driver (50%), followed by changing government legislation (44%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-expectation-is-the-greatest-driver-for-SMEs-improving-environmental-sustainability-finds-survey-05055 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Customer-expectation-is-the-greatest-driver-for-SMEs-improving-environmental-sustainability-finds-survey-05055 Half of British households expect to find their energy from more sustainable sources in the next year, reveals survey Half of British households expect to find their energy from more sustainable sources: A recent survey by Energy Helpline has revealed that 50% of British households expect to find their energy from more sustainable sources within the next 12 months. A further 47% said they would prioritise using less energy in their home in order to combat inflating gas prices. The study observed 1,000 British participants during October 2021 and uncovered that 51% felt the government did not give enough support during the energy crisis. However, 42% said they felt it was down to energy suppliers to provide support and that these companies were not doing enough. As an alternative to spending more on sustainable energy sources, many people are seeking to insulate their home, however, for many people this is beyond the realms of affordability. It is estimated that the cost to insulate a home is around £10,000. Two-fifths (41%) of respondents believe that the government should pay these costs, with a further 24% saying it should be the energy suppliers who pays for the upgrades. When asked about their ability to pay their energy bills this winter, seven in 10 participants stated that they are worried they will be unable to. A further 27% fear they may have to cut down on the amount of energy they use in order to decrease their bill, with 19% saying they are worried that their physical health might suffer from not being able to heat up their home ' up to 24% among 19-24-year-olds. The survey also revealed that four in 10 said that the energy crisis has led to them prioritising purchasing more energy-efficient products, with just under a quarter (24%) saying they would switch to a green supplier, and almost a fifth (18%) saying they would seek to source their own energy from home. Mark Bennet, energy expert at Energy Helpline, said: "While it's clear that the energy crisis is causing millions of households to worry about paying their bills, increasingly we are looking for more sustainable solutions when it comes to cutting our bills." http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-British-households-expect-to-find-their-energy-from-more-sustainable-sources-in-the-next-year-reveals-survey-04979 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Half-of-British-households-expect-to-find-their-energy-from-more-sustainable-sources-in-the-next-year-reveals-survey-04979 Four in 10 UK adults are not aware of the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain the water pipes, survey reveals Four in 10 UK adults are not aware of the homeowner's responsibility to maintain the water pipes: A recent survey by Water UK has revealed that 40% of Brits are not aware that the homeowner is responsible for the upkeep of their water pipes. Furthermore, 22% of those polled said they do not protect their pipes with the recommended measures, when the weather gets colder. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-in-10-UK-adults-are-not-aware-of-the-homeowners-responsibility-to-maintain-the-water-pipes-survey-reveals-05028 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Four-in-10-UK-adults-are-not-aware-of-the-homeowners-responsibility-to-maintain-the-water-pipes-survey-reveals-05028 Seven in 10 UK energy and chemical companies say they have public plans to reduce their impact on the climate, reveals survey Seven in 10 UK energy and chemical companies say they have public plans to reduce their impact on the climate: A survey by commodity intelligence firm ICIS has revealed that 71% of UK chemical and energy organisations have stated they have plans to help tackle the issue of climate change, which are now public. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-in-10-UK-energy-and-chemical-companies-say-they-have-public-plans-to-reduce-their-impact-on-the-climate-reveals-survey-04976 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-in-10-UK-energy-and-chemical-companies-say-they-have-public-plans-to-reduce-their-impact-on-the-climate-reveals-survey-04976 Nearly two-thirds of Brits who rent their homes are worried about affording energy bills, finds poll Nearly two-thirds of Brits who rent their homes are worried about affording energy bills: A survey has revealed how the rising cost of living in the UK is affecting the British public, with almost two-thirds (65%) of those who rent their homes reporting feeling worried about how they will pay their energy bills this winter. The research also revealed that many respondents believe their landlord could do more to support them in saving energy, which would help them battle rising fuel costs. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-two-thirds-of-Brits-who-rent-their-homes-are-worried-about-affording-energy-bills-finds-poll-05005 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nearly-two-thirds-of-Brits-who-rent-their-homes-are-worried-about-affording-energy-bills-finds-poll-05005 Over 90% of SMEs say environmental sustainability is an important issue for their business, finds suvey Over 90% of SMEs say environmental sustainability is an important issue for their business: A survey by Lloyds Banking Group has revealed that more than nine in 10 small or medium sized businesses see environmental sustainability as a crucial problem for their business. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-90percent-of-SMEs-say-environmental-sustainability-is-an-important-issue-for-their-business-finds-suvey-05001 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-90percent-of-SMEs-say-environmental-sustainability-is-an-important-issue-for-their-business-finds-suvey-05001 Almost one in two people in UK worry their water is contaminated, survey finds Almost one in two people in UK worry their water is contaminated: Britons are concerned about the quality of their tap water, according to a new survey, with almost one in five polled consuming over three single-use bottles of water a week as a result. The study carried out by water purification company, Bluewater, found that 49% of respondents surveyed in the UK were worried about contaminants in their water supply such as lead, plastic particles, bacteria and carcinogens. The survey of 1,200 members of the general public also found 47 percent buy bottled water or use filtration systems to manage their water consumption. Findings also reveal that 21% of respondents worry about bacteria in their water supply, while 16% have concerns over plastic particles. Other anxieties include the presence of lead or other harmful metals in drinking water, of which 12% felt was a worry, while 10% were concerned over pharmaceutical contaminants. Fifteen per cent (15%) of respondents also noted that they have (or know someone who has) had a water supply problem since 2016. Image Credit: Damien McEvoy Plumbing via Pixabay http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-one-in-two-people-in-UK-worry-their-water-is-contaminated-survey-finds-04195 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-one-in-two-people-in-UK-worry-their-water-is-contaminated-survey-finds-04195 32% of British adults are more concerned about damage to the environment than violent crime, reveals survey 32% of British adults are more concerned about damage to the environment than violent crime: A survey has revealed that nearly a third of UK adults are more worried about the environment and climate change than violent crime. In contrast, a fifth stated they do not participate in activities to tackle climate change. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/32percent-of-British-adults-are-more-concerned-about-damage-to-the-environment-than-violent-crime-reveals-survey-04895 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/32percent-of-British-adults-are-more-concerned-about-damage-to-the-environment-than-violent-crime-reveals-survey-04895 Environment and climate change revealed to be in top three concerns of UK public, according to poll Environment and climate change revealed to be in top three concerns of UK public: A survey has revealed that climate change and the environment is a key priority for UK adults, in third place out of a list of eleven concerns. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Environment-and-climate-change-revealed-to-be-in-top-three-concerns-of-UK-public-according-to-poll-04872 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Environment-and-climate-change-revealed-to-be-in-top-three-concerns-of-UK-public-according-to-poll-04872 Nine out of 10 parents said they would act on their children's advice around sustainability Nine out of 10 parents said they would act on their children's advice around sustainability:A survey has found that families are making changes to live their lives in a more sustainable way, due to pressure and advice from their younger children or grandchildren. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nine-out-of-10-parents-said-they-would-act-on-their-childrens-advice-around-sustainability-04868 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Nine-out-of-10-parents-said-they-would-act-on-their-childrens-advice-around-sustainability-04868 A third of UK households are on a green-energy tariff, according to poll A third of UK households are on a green-energy tariff: A survey of homeowners has revealed that just over a third (34%) are currently signed up their provider's green energy tariff. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-UK-households-are-on-a-green-energy-tariff-according-to-poll-04795 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-UK-households-are-on-a-green-energy-tariff-according-to-poll-04795 One in 10 UK adults aged 18-34 years believe it is too late to stop the worst effects of climate change, according to survey One in 10 UK adults aged 18-34 years believe it is too late to stop the worst effects of climate change: A survey looking at perceptions around climate change has found that one in 10 UK adults aged 18-34 believe that it's too late to avoid the worst effects of climate change. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-10-UK-adults-aged-18-34-years-believe-it-is-too-late-to-stop-the-worst-effects-of-climate-change-according-to-survey-04794 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-10-UK-adults-aged-18-34-years-believe-it-is-too-late-to-stop-the-worst-effects-of-climate-change-according-to-survey-04794 Which? research reveals best and worst energy companies, following annual satisfaction survey Which? research reveals best and worst energy companies, following annual satisfaction survey: The latest survey of energy customers by consumer site, Which?, has revealed the best and worst energy companies, based on how satisfied consumers are with their provider and how likely they are to recommend them to others. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Which-research-reveals-best-and-worst-energy-companies-following-annual-satisfaction-survey-04788 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Which-research-reveals-best-and-worst-energy-companies-following-annual-satisfaction-survey-04788 90% of energy professionals think UK is not on track to hit net zero emissions by 2050, reveals survey 90% of energy professionals think UK is not on track to hit net zero emissions by 2050: An Energy Institute (EI) survey has found that nine out of ten energy professionals believe that the UK is not on target to reach net zero emissions by 2050. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/90percent-of-energy-professionals-think-UK-is-not-on-track-to-hit-net-zero-emissions-by-2050-reveals-survey-04662 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/90percent-of-energy-professionals-think-UK-is-not-on-track-to-hit-net-zero-emissions-by-2050-reveals-survey-04662 72% of British public believe we need to use more solar energy, according to poll 72% of British public believe we need to use more solar energy: A survey has revealed insight into the opinions of UK adults when it comes to energy usage, finding that almost three-quarters (72%) are in favour of more solar energy to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/72percent-of-British-public-believe-we-need-to-use-more-solar-energy-according-to-poll-04761 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/72percent-of-British-public-believe-we-need-to-use-more-solar-energy-according-to-poll-04761 Almost half young people polled in Good Energy survey would like careers in green economy Almost half young people polled in Good Energy survey would like careers in green economy: A survey of young people aged 18 - 34 years has found that 'green jobs' are highly desirable - with 45% believing that green economy careers will offer them a more secure future. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-half-young-people-polled-in-Good-Energy-survey-would-like-careers-in-green-economy-04712 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Almost-half-young-people-polled-in-Good-Energy-survey-would-like-careers-in-green-economy-04712 95% of energy customers cite 'price' as the main driver for switching suppliers, according to survey 95% of energy customers cite 'price' as the main driver for switching suppliers: A survey of UK households has found that 'price' remains the main reason for switching energy suppliers, followed by 'clarity around costs and charges' (90%), and 'quality of customer service' (84%). http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/95percent-of-energy-customers-cite-price-as-the-main-driver-for-switching-suppliers-according-to-survey-04696 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/95percent-of-energy-customers-cite-price-as-the-main-driver-for-switching-suppliers-according-to-survey-04696 Smart meter owners may have saved almost £270m in energy bills during lockdown, according to survey Smart meter owners may have saved almost £270m in energy bills during lockdown: A survey of UK adults who have a smart meter installed has found that customers may have saved an average of £39.50 each in energy bills during the COVID-19 lockdown, which the survey's authors estimate to amount to almost £270m. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smart-meter-owners-may-have-saved-almost-270m-in-energy-bills-during-lockdown-according-to-survey-04675 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Smart-meter-owners-may-have-saved-almost-270m-in-energy-bills-during-lockdown-according-to-survey-04675