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Two thirds of UK households are overpaying on energy bills†Compare now
*Based on average saving for customers that applied to switch via MoneySupermarket, Jan-Aug 17.
† 66% of UK consumers are on standard variable tariffs, Ofgem Retail Energy Market report 2016
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Unlike some of our competitors, MoneySuperMarket is not owned by an insurance company. So we can offer the best value, with savings delivered straight to you.
We combine independence, so we can negotiate the best prices, with excellent technology, to find the best value products and services for you.
That makes us—in our customers' opinions—the best price comparison website.
Don't get caught out by rising energy prices
2017 has seen a number of price hikes by the big energy providers, increasing the bills of anyone who is on a 'standard variable' tariff (here's a round-up of 2017 price hikes)
For most households, electricity is cheapest on a fixed rate deal. If you're on a fixed tariff, find out when it's due to end and make sure you move to another fixed deal. This way, you'll continue to get cheaper electricity than if you were to move onto your existing supplier's standard variable rate.
Now is the perfect time to switch to a better deal, so you don't get caught out. The average households could save as much as £250 a year†, just by switching to a better energy deal.
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†Based on average saving of £250 for customers that applied to switch via MoneySuperMarket. Jan - Aug 2017
Switching is the quickest and easiest way to save on energy bills
The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has announced a string of measures designed to revolutionise Britain's energy market and deliver annual savings of over £300 to millions of households across the country.
It wants to see much more competition between the Big Six and the rising band of independent suppliers who are entering the market. It believes this would reduce the £1.7 billion a year customers are overpaying for energy because competition isn't fierce enough.
Find out who is currently supplying your gas and electricity
Why should I compare energy prices?
Comparing energy prices is an easy way to save money on your bills - you could save up to £250† by switching to a different provider.
You won't get a cheaper price by going direct to the energy supplier, because industry rules say that companies can’t offer cheaper prices than what you see on our site. So you can be confident you won’t find these deals cheaper anywhere else.
It only takes a few minutes to compare energy prices, and see how much you could save.
Here's what you need to do to switch your energy supplier:
- Go to our energy page and put in your details, including your postcode and current supplier
- Choose a deal from the results table
- Put in a few confirmation details, like your direct debit and contact details
- Click to start the switching process
- You’ll be set up with your new provider within 21 days
Frequently asked questions
Get answers to the most common questions about switching to a new energy supplier in our Energy FAQs.
We think it’s important for you to have all the information you need to make your home as energy efficient as possible, so you can save on your household bills.
Here are some organisations that offer advice and support with energy efficiency:
Ofgem Confidence Code
We’re an accredited site under the Ogfem Confidence Code. This is a code of practice that governs how price comparison websites work. Because we’re accredited, we have to follow strict rules about how we do business, to make sure that the process of switching your energy supplier is as easy, reliable and reassuring as possible for you.
We want to make sure you’ve got all the information you need to choose the best gas and electricity deal for you.
Our news articles will keep you up to date with the latest stories in the energy market. We’ll let you know what’s happening, and explain what it means for you.
Gas and electricity price changes
Energy suppliers change their prices to cover their costs as the price of wholesale gas fluctuates.
You can check which energy companies have changed their gas and electricity prices, and by how much, and then use this information to find a better deal.
If you’ve noticed your rates going up recently, check out the latest price changes to see how much you could save by switching to a cheaper tariff.
Why should I bother switching energy supplier?
Switching to a new energy tariff is an easy way to save money on your household bills.
Almost two thirds of UK households are paying too much for their gas and electricity*, so there’s a good chance you could save by shopping around and switching to a cheaper deal. It only takes a few minutes to run a comparison, and you could save hundreds of pounds.**
*57% of people with the 10 largest suppliers are on non price-protected SVTs, Ofgem trends report, September 2017
** Based on average saving of £250 for customers that applied to switch via MoneySuperMarket. Jan - Aug 2017
How do I switch?
Switching your energy is more straightforward than you might think. To find a new deal, just go to our energy page and put in a few details about your property and the amount of energy you tend to use. It’s best if you’ve got a recent bill to hand, but don’t worry if you haven’t got one to hand, as we can still estimate.
You’ll then see a list of tariffs, with a savings figure next to each one – this tells you how much you could save by switching to that deal. All you have to do is choose the one you’d like to go for, put in a few more details to confirm, and that’s it.
What happens when I switch?
When you switch to a new energy supplier, they’ll write to you to tell you what date you’ll be switched over. They’ll contact you around the time of the switch to ask for a meter reading, and they’ll pass this on to your old supplier, so that they can send you a final bill.
And that’s it – that’s all you have to do.
You won’t need any new pipes, there won’t be any digging or drilling, and there won’t be any interruption to your gas or electricity supply.
How long will it take to switch?
You’ll be switched over to your new supplier within three weeks.
Most energy companies in the UK are signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee, which guarantees that the supplier you’re switching to will handle the switching process, and that it will be done within 21 days.
I’ve never heard of this company – how do I know they’re above board?
Every single energy supplier in the UK is regulated by Ofgem, the industry regulator. This means that the smaller, lesser-known companies have to follow exactly the same rules as the bigger, more established ones. If a company goes bust, you’ll be covered by Ofgem – they’ll ensure your supply isn’t cut off, and they’ll appoint a new supplier to take over your tariff.
How do I choose the right tariff?
When you’re choosing a new energy deal, think about whether to go for dual fuel (where you get both your gas and electricity from the same company) or separate tariffs (where you get gas from one company, and electricity from another). It’s worth checking both options, as the combined price of separate tariffs can sometimes be less than a dual fuel offer.
Think about whether you’d like to go for a fixed deal or a variable deal. Fixed deals can be a bit more expensive at the beginning, but you’ll know that your bills won’t suddenly jump during the fixed term.
The way you pay your bills can also affect the price – you can often get a discount for paying by direct debit, and for manging your account online, with no paper communications.
Do I need to tell my current supplier?
No. When you’ve chosen a new deal, your new supplier will handle the switching process. They’ll contact you to let you know what date you’ll be transferred over, and they’ll contact you around the switching date to ask for a meter reading. They’ll pass this on to your old supplier so they can send you a final bill. You don’t need to contact your old supplier, as the new supplier will handle everything for you.
Do I need to cancel my Direct Debit?
Yes. When you close your account with your old supplier, they will send you a final bill. Once this payment has gone out of your account, you should cancel your Direct Debit. If your account is in credit, the supplier should send you the balance.
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Compare energy prices
Two thirds of UK households are on standard variable tariffs*, and if you’re one of them, the chances are that you’re paying too much for your energy bills.
It only takes a few minutes to compare energy prices, and you could save yourself as much as £250**.
Here's what you need to do to compare energy prices:
- Go to our energy journey and put in your details, including your postcode and current supplier
- You’ll see a list of deals, with each one showing the amount you could save by switching to it
- Choose the deal you want
- Put in a few confirmation details, like your direct debit and contact details
- Click to confirm, and you’ll be switched within three weeks
It doesn’t matter whether you own or rent your home – you can still switch your energy and save on your bills.
* 66% of UK consumers are on standard variable tariffs which are on average more expensive than the cheapest deals in the market, Ofgem Retail Energy Market report 2016
**Based on average saving of £250 for customers that applied to switch via MoneySuperMarket. Jan - Aug 2017
Choosing a new energy supplier
When it comes to choosing a new energy supplier, the price of the deal is important, but it’s not the only thing you should consider.
It’s a good idea to find out what the new company’s customer service rating is. Look at the range of services they offer, their customer service opening hours, and how they handle billing queries. Reviews from other customers can also help you get a feel for a company. You can read supplier reviews here.
The cheapest deals can often be with smaller suppliers, and you might not always recognise the name. But, every supplier in the UK is regulated by Ofgem, which means that smaller companies have to follow exactly the same rules as the bigger, well-known companies. You can have confidence that all the companies that come up when you run a quote are regulated, and have to follow exactly the same rules. If a company goes bust, you’ll be covered by Ofgem – they’ll ensure your supply isn’t cut off, and they’ll appoint a new supplier to take over your tariff.
If you see a deal from a company you don’t recognise, you can find out more about them here.
Why use MoneySuperMarket to switch your energy?
You could save hundreds of pounds by switching your gas and electricity to a cheaper tariff through MoneySuperMarket.
We help you compare prices from all the energy suppliers in the UK, so you can find the cheapest deals in the market.
It only takes a few minutes to find a cheaper energy deal. All you have to do is answer some simple questions, and we'll show you tariffs and offers from all the energy companies. We’ll also show you how much you could save by switching to each tariff, to help you choose the best one for you.
We can help you switch to tariffs from most companies directly through MoneySuperMarket. Just click the green button, answer a few more questions, and you’re done.
If you’d prefer to talk to someone, you can call us on 0800 177 7087. We can answer any questions you might have, and even switch you to a new deal over the phone.
How do we make money on energy?
If you compare energy prices on our website, and click through to an energy company and switch your supply to them, we get paid a fee. But if the switch doesn't go ahead, we don't get paid.
Some energy companies ask us to help them keep their customers, so if you switch to a different deal, but stay with the same company, then that company will pay us a fee.
Do we compare the whole energy market?
We can show you deals from all the energy companies in the market, and we can help you switch to most of them. A few companies don’t want to work with us in this way, so although you can see their deals in the results table and compare them to everyone else’s, you can’t click through to their site from ours.
But we do work with every energy company in the UK to make sure all our prices are accurate. This means we can show you a very good estimate of what your bill would be if you used any energy company. We do this to help you see what you could save by switching.
When you see a list of energy deals on our site, you have the option to see only the tariffs you can switch to through us. These are deals from companies that pay us a fee when someone switches to them through MoneySuperMarket. You can see a full list of the companies that you can switch to through us here.
The deals from suppliers that work with us have a green button to click so you can complete your switch. The suppliers that don’t work with us don’t have this button on their deals, so you’ll need to contact them directly if you want to switch to them.
Energy companies can't offer cheaper prices than what you see on our site, because of the energy industry rules. So you can be confident you won't find these deals cheaper anywhere else.
How do our relationships with energy companies affect our service to you?
We never let energy companies get in the way of what's best for our customers.
We always show you how much you can save by switching, and the saving you can make is not affected by whether we are paid a fee, or the size of that fee.
We’ve signed up to a code of practice called the Confidence Code which is operated by the industry regulator Ofgem as a sign of our promise to put customers first.
Why are we telling you this?
Our services are always free to you, our customers. But we think it's important that we're transparent about how we earn money, so you can be confident we put our customers first.