Category: Energy Switching

Smaller energy companies: Should you switch?

Smaller energy companies: Should you switch?

When you work in the energy sector and you mention the Big Six, you’re not talking about the top of the Premier League. You’re talking about the Big Six energy companies, which are British Gas, EDF Energy, E.ON, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE. Why do we call them the Big Six? Besides the fact that they’re big and there are six of them? […]

Fixed vs variable tariffs: Is fixed better?

Fixed vs variable tariffs: Is fixed better?

IMPORTANT: This is an old article and may have reference to switching energy deals. Sadly, most people can’t switch to save money so please ignore any switching-related content. However, we’ve kept the article live as there are other important tips for you. But we’ll shortly give it a proper edit so it’s 100% up-to-date. If […]

Big 6 energy companies: Should you switch?

Big 6 energy companies: Should you switch?

The big 6 energy companies are the UK’s largest energy providers of gas and electricity. The big 6 are: British Gas EDF Energy E.ON Npower Scottish Power SSE Think of them like Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham in the Premier League. The story of the big 6 dates back to 1989 with […]

It’s not you, it’s me – 8 things to say when you break up with your energy company

It’s not you, it’s me – 8 things to say when you break up with your energy company

Breaking up can be hard to do, and the longer you’re with someone, the harder it feels to cut it off. Perhaps this is why so many people in the UK stay with their energy provider, refusing to switch even when their bills go up. It doesn’t have to be hard, though. We’ve given you […]

5 ways to make sure you’re paying less on your energy bill

5 ways to make sure you’re paying less on your energy bill

We’ve all had that fear. You come home to find the white envelope from your energy provider lying on your doormat, and put off opening it for as long as you can out of sheer dread at what you’ve been charged. Paying bills is about as much fun as getting a splinter or banging your […]

Moving home: energy suppliers and switching

Moving home: energy suppliers and switching

Moving home can be really exciting – maybe you’re going to be living with a friend or partner, moving into a fun and happening area or buying a property for the first time. But it can also be daunting, there’s so much to think about and usually not enough time. Packing up all your stuff […]

What does the new price cap mean for you?

What does the new price cap mean for you?

What is happening with the price cap? Today Ofgem, the energy regulator, has announced that there will be a price cap cut of £75. However, while the change was announced earlier today, it actually takes effect on the 1st of October.  The price cap affects an energy company’s standard variable tariff and the price is […]