If it's been a while since you've moved energy suppliers, or you simply never have, you could be one of millions of households in the UK overspending on your energy bills.
The best way to make sure you're not overpaying on your energy is to compare energy prices, and we're dedicated to finding the best deals to suit your needs. At The Energy Shop, we can guide you on how to switch supplier and make big savings on your bills. Use our energy price comparison service today to find out exactly how much you could be saving.
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Currently we are in a very turbulent energy market, and over the last 18 months have seen a number of energy suppliers that have gone bust. We keep on top of all energy supplier changes along with their latest prices so that you don't have to.
At The Energy Shop, we compare energy deals from all UK suppliers, including EDF Energy, OVO Energy, Octopus Energy and E.ON. We even compare some of the smaller energy suppliers, some you may not of heard of but are just as reliable as the larger companies.
To compare energy suppliers, we will ask a few questions on your energy usage and location and run the energy comparison on your behalf to find the best rates available in your area. Get a full list of energy suppliers by clicking be
Over 15 million households in the UK are currently on a default or standard variable tariff. Energy price caps are in place for these types of tariffs, however as the price cap doesn't protect you from price fluctuations it might end up a more expensive option.
It's always best to consider a fixed rate plan to secure the price you pay and the best way to make big savings to your energy bills is to compare energy suppliers.
There are several options available to you when selecting your energy tariffs. You can look at separate electricity or gas tariffs or combine the two with a dual fuel tariff.
A dual fuel tariff is where you would purchase both electricity and gas from the same supplier. This can be both convenient and a money saving option with many providers offering discounts. However, you can still save on individual deals separately so we would always recommend running a price comparison first.
At The Energy Shop, we believe that everyone should have access to affordable energy. Our free energy comparison service is designed to help you find a better and cheaper energy deal in minutes. Here's how it works:
Our energy comparison service is Ofgem-regulated and completely free to use. We'll never charge you any fees or commissions for using our service.
So why wait? Start comparing energy deals today and see how much you could save on your gas and electricity bills. It only takes a few minutes, and you could save hundreds of pounds a year.
Price is the biggest reason when it comes to finding a new energy supplier with most people looking to reduce their energy bills. However, prices and tariffs can fluctuate dependent on requirements, and with an ever-changing number of energy suppliers in the domestic energy market, there's a lot on offer.
The best deal for some will mean a high level of customer service, a focus on environmental output, or need specific tariffs - such as fixed deals or those with no exit fee.
The best way to find the right deal for you is to use our energy comparison service. When choosing a new supplier, options you might want to weigh up are:
We answer your most frequently asked energy questions below.
Comparing gas and electricity prices and switching can save you money.
The latest 'State of the Energy Market' report from Ofgem shows that the number of unengaged customers is still high, and those who are unengaged are more likely to be on an expensive default tariff and paying over the odds.
The Energy Shop is a free and trusted energy price comparison site. We are Ofgem accredited, and our team of experts are dedicated to monitoring the energy market each day to find the best possible energy deals, whether you want to compare fixed rate energy tariffs or find the best green energy deal to help do your bit for the environment.
By using our energy comparison service, you could save hundreds of pounds a year on your gas and electricity bills. The amount you can save depends on a range of factors, such as your energy usage, your location, and the type of energy tariff you're on.
In general, customers who switch energy suppliers using our service save an average of £300 a year. However, some customers have saved even more – up to £1,000 or more!
The key to finding the best energy deal for you is to compare a range of energy suppliers and tariffs. Our service makes it easy to do just that, so you can make an informed decision about which energy supplier to choose.
At The Energy Shop, we can guide you through exactly how to switch supplier and get the best rate all in a matter of minutes.
We do this by running a price comparison comparing tariffs from all of the UK's energy suppliers and showing all deals that meet your criteria for your area. To get started with the comparison, we will request some information about your location, current energy deal and usage. You can find all these details in your latest bill.
Once you have found the supplier and deal you wish to move to and confirmed the contract and payment method, your new supplier will contact you with a switching date. Ofgem has protocols in place to ensure switching is completed within 21 days if the supplier is part of the Energy Switch Guarantee. The average turnaround for switching supplier is around 17 days.
If you change your mind, you have 14 days to cancel from agreement.
No, don't cancel your direct debits.
This will be handled between the energy companies. If your energy supplier has gone bust and you have outstanding credit or debt, this will be sorted through the new supplier that Ofgem allocates to you.
There's no hard and fast rule of when to switch energy suppliers. However if it's been a while since you last switched or you haven't switched energy supplier before, we would highly recommend comparing prices today. Other times it would be useful to think about switching is:
You don't need to be in credit to switch energy supplier, however there are different regulations based on the amount of debt you have and the type of tariff you currently use as to whether you can switch immediately or not. Rules are different again if you are in debt but use a prepayment meter.
If you're failing to pay your energy bills there are a number of steps you can take to avoid any disruption with your supply, and to help you repay what you owe.
Whether you can switch energy supplier whilst in rented accommodation will depend on who is named on the energy bills and who is responsible for paying them.
If the bills are in your name and you are making payments then you can change supplier as you wish. If the bills are in the name of the property owner, landlord, or an appointed agent, it is a decision they will need to make. If you are in this situation we would still recommend discussing with the relevant party.
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