It's easy to switch your supplier with uSwitch - we do all the hard work for you.
We'll take you through the options, show you the best deals for saving on gas and electricity prices and do all the paperwork for you. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps.
uSwitch will help you to compare gas and electricity prices - you can switch one or both of your suppliers with us, and we can help you find the best deal if you only have electricity.
What you'll need to begin
- Your full postcode
- Your latest gas and/or electricity bill
- Your annual consumption in kWh will give you the most accurate comparison, but this is not essential.
Having your latest bill will allow you to give us the most accurate information about your energy usage, but don't worry if you don't have one handy - we can work out your usage by asking you a few extra questions.
Our step-by-step guide to finding a cheaper energy deal
Tell us your postcode
Gas and electricity prices change depending on where you live.
Tell us about your current suppliers and energy use
To help us compare prices for you, answer a few quick questions about who supplies your energy currently and how much you use or pay. This takes about 5 minutes.
We can work out your energy bill with the usage details you provide, as we hold pricing information for every plan on the market.
Tell us what you want
Tell us how you want to pay and what type of energy plan you're looking for. This will help us find the right plans for you.
Pick a plan from the list of suppliers
Based on the information you've given us, we'll show you a list of all suppliers and the savings you can make. You can also see customer satisfaction ratings for each supplier. Once you've read the details, you can pick the best plan for you.
Help us help you switch supplier
Give us a few details including your name and address, and we'll guide you through the online application. This takes about 5 minutes. You then confirm your switch.
We send your application to your new energy supplier, who will let your old supplier know you're switching and set up your new account.
You'll then need to:
- pay your final bill to your old supplier;
- cancel any Direct Debits to your old supplier;
- take a final meter reading to give to your old and new suppliers.
And that's it - you're done!
What happens afterwards?
What can you expect after you switch supplier? Here are a few common questions answered:
Will my energy supply be interrupted when I switch supplier?
No. Even though you switch supplier you'll still be getting the same physical energy. There won't be any an interruption to your supply, and nobody coming round to your house to put in new pipes or cables. The only thing that changes is the company that bills you.
Am I with my new supplier as soon as I confirm my switch?
No. The whole process takes between 4 and 6 weeks. Your new energy supplier will contact your old supplier and agree a switch over date which they will let you know about. If you've switched gas and electricity, the dates may be different for each.
Will I hear from my new energy supplier?
You'll receive a welcome pack and letter from your new supplier. This will outline what you've agreed to.
Will I be billed twice?
No. The companies agree a switch over date , so provided you've cancelled your Direct Debit, you will not be billed twice.
What if I change my mind?
You have a cooling off period of 7 to 14 days. If you decide that you no longer want to switch your supplier, just contact your new supplier and let them know.
Can I switch suppliers again?
You can switch suppliers every 28 days if you want to, but be careful to check for cancellation charges.