The UK government has a policy that electricity suppliers should persuade households to install smart(ish) meters to monitor their electricity supply. It also has a policy that householders should switch suppliers to get better deals.
Up to now, some 2.8 million meters have been installed. However, 2.6 million (the dimmer sort of smart meter) of these stop working when a supply is switched. The government has known of this problem for about 6 months and yet the dim metres are still being installed and will continue to be until March.
Why, you might wonder. My guess is that companies have 6 weeks worth of dim meters to get rid of. Welcome to joined-up UK energy policy.