Commenting on British Gas' suspension of doorstop selling

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Published:
12/08/2011
Topic:
Press Release,Gas & Electricity

Commenting on British Gas' suspension of doorstop selling, Scott Byrom, energy channel manager at moneysupermarket.com, said:

"Following in the footsteps of Scottish and Southern Energy, British Gas has become the next energy  giant to announce it is to  suspend doorstop selling, a move to be applauded. With the two largest energy providers taking this decision, it further cements the view this method of selling is not only outdated, but nearly always fails to offer bill payers the best deals on their gas and electricity.

"The best value deals available are the energy companies' online tariffs. They enable consumers to record actual meter readings with an online account and cut out the need for estimated billing. With the recent price increases we have seen from four of the Big Six energy companies, the heat is well and truly on for cash strapped consumers this summer. Bill payers need to take action now and move on to the best fixed priced energy deal for their usage level and area they live in.

"Households can combat rising prices by opting for the market leading fixed tariff from EDF Energy, Fix Saver v2, with average bills of £1,009*. Shopping around using a price comparison site for the best value energy product is vital, and will guarantee bill payers get a better deal than they would from door to door agents who do not sell the cheapest deals. I urge everyone worried about the cost of their bills to act quickly as the best priced products won't be available for long." 

-Ends-


Notes to Editors:

Provider

Average Standard Tariff

Average Online/Best Tariff

Fixed Tariff

British Gas
(wef 18th Aug)

£1,286.04

£1,125.42

£1,217.41

Web Saver 12

Fixed Price June 12

EDF Energy

£1,118.28

£965.97

£1,009.05

Online S@aver 12

Fix Saver v2

E.ON
(wef 13th Sep)

£1,254.55

£982.00

£1,189.88

SaveOnline v9

Fixed Price Apr 13

npower

£1,148.98

£982.51

£1,126.52

Sign Online 23

Go Fix 7

Scottish Power
(wef 1st Aug)

£1,391.21

£1,190.20

£1,127.55

Online Energy

Online Fixed Saver Nov 12

Scottish & Southern
(14th Sep)

£1,265.00

N/A

£1,142.18

 

Price Fix 6

Average

£1,244.01

£1,049.22

 

Sourced by http://www.moneysupermarket.com/ 04.08.2011

 

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