Energy bills are set to drop after Ofgem, the energy regulator, lowered the energy price cap to £2,074, following a fall in wholesale gas prices. The new cap, which will be in place from July to September, is lower than the government’s Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) which currently takes the average typical bill to £2,500 […]
Category: Energy Switching
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? […]
Should I fix my energy tariff and when will cheap deals return?
Cash-strapped households can expect cheaper energy bills following the energy price cap dropping below the government’s Energy Price Guarantee (EPG) from July 2023. The Energy Price Cap now takes the typical average energy bill to £2,074 – 17% (£426) below current rates, and this could see a return of cheap fixed energy deals. But is […]
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
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
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 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 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 […]
The energy loyalty penalty
4 ways to switch energy supplier
You can find the cheapest energy deals on the market by looking at fixed term deals. These tariffs usually last for one year. The trouble is our suppliers roll us on to their most expensive tariff if we don’t switch when these deals comes to an end. Here are 4 ways to switch energy supplier, […]