"The energy market is going through an incredibly turbulent time right now. Wholesale energy prices are soaring, energy suppliers are going bust and tariffs through 'Price Comparison Websites' are so thin on the ground that most have empty shelves. Add to that a rising 'Energy Price Cap' which, for the first time since the market opened up to competition is making "Standard Variable" tariffs the cheapest gas and electricity deals around by over £500, it's safe to say these indeed are unprecedented times. Our advice right now is to either get on a cheap fixed rate energy tariff (if you can find one) OR, as most people will be doing, do nothing and ride out Autumn/Winter 2021 on your supplier's "Standard" tariff. If you're on a "fixed" deal already...well done! You were one of the savvy ones who played the market to your advantage."
- Scott Byrom
If you've never switched supplier before, you'll be on a standard variable rate (SVR) tariff, which will come with higher rates than other deals on the market. You'll also be on an SVR if you've previously switched to a fixed rate tariff but have let it expire without switching to another deal.
Gas & electricity suppliers make money from your apathy to switching, so it always pays to compare energy suppliers and switch when your current deal is coming to an end - we're here to help make sure your money stays in your pocket.
Saving money is the main reason to compare energy prices and switch with us - simply switching with The Energy Shop could cut your average energy bills by as much as £232 a year.
The Energy Shop is a free and trusted energy comparison site when it comes to comparing gas and electricity. Founder members of the Ofgem Confidence Code back in 2003, our team of experts are dedicated to monitoring the energy market each day to find the best possible deals, whether you want to switch to a fixed rate tariff or find the best green energy deal to help do your bit for the environment.
To get a new home energy quote with The Energy Shop, simply follow the steps below:
Our energy switching tool will automatically send your application securely to your supplier of choice, who will then let your current supplier know that you want to leave.
The switch should then be completed within 21 days, meaning you'll be enjoying lower gas and electricity bills within a matter of weeks.
The energy market changes daily, meaning rates can fluctuate from one day to the next - our energy experts input tariff data all day, every day, so we know how tricky it can be for households to find the best deals.
That's why it makes sense to let The Energy Shop do all the hard work and find the best energy deals on your behalf.
When choosing an energy supplier, we suggest that you weigh up the rates on offer alongside the quality of the provider. You should also be aware of which energy suppliers have gone bust. You can do this by asking the following questions:
When you get a quote and switch with The Energy Shop, you can be sure you're switching to a quality gas & electric supplier, whether you choose a Big Six energy supplier or a smaller provider.
The entire energy switching process takes around 21 days from the date you apply to the time you switch. This is the industry standard for switching energy supplier.
The "Energy Switch Guarantee" ensures that switching supplier takes no longer than 21 days, including a 14 day cooling-off period, whether you switch to one of the Big Six suppliers - British Gas, SSE, EDF Energy, Npower, Scottish Power and E.ON - or a smaller supplier, such as Octopus Energy, Shell Energy, So Energy and Bulb.
No, there will be no disruption to your supply when changing provider. When you switch, it's just the provider that changes and your gas and electricity is still supplied through the existing pipes and cables, meaning there'll be no loss of supply.
Yes, you should be able to switch energy supplier if you rent your property, but the way you go about it will depend upon who looks after the energy bills.
If you pay the energy bills directly to the property's supplier, then you're free to compare and switch supplier at any time. If you've just moved into a rental property, you'll be on your supplier's more expensive standard variable tariff, so you should compare prices to find the best energy deal as soon as possible.
If your landlord pays for the energy to the property, you need to speak to them about switching to the best possible tariff to ensure your bills are kept to a minimum. If you have just moved into a property and are not sure who supplies your gas and electricity then contact us today.