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Energy guides

If you're looking for assistance in comparing energy, switching energy or any energy problem, our energy guides are here to help.

Energy bills

Managing energy bills is key for customers - find the answers to your questions here.

28 October 2022

Getting a refund from your energy supplier - Uswitch guide

Does your current or previous energy supplier owe you money? Find out how to get it back with Uswitch’s guide to energy refunds

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28 October 2022

Gas and electricity standing charges | What are they?

What is a standing charge for gas and electricity? All energy tariffs offered have a daily standing charge. The charge will cover the fixed costs of supplying your home with both gas and electricity, you then pay your usage on top.

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25 October 2022

What to do if you're in debt to your energy supplier

Are you in energy debt? Find out what help is available if you owe money to your energy supplier and how to get out of energy debt.

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24 October 2022

Energy back billing errors - deal with an unexpected bill

Understand how to deal with energy supplier back billing. Discover your rights as a consumer and what you can do if you receive an unexpected energy bill.

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21 October 2022

Gas and electricity utility bills | How to understand them

Discovering what a utility bill includes will help you understand how, why and what you have been charged by an energy supplier. Utility bills can contain a number of additional charges, facts, and figures on your home usage.

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27 May 2022

Save on your energy bills; pay by Direct Debit

Looking for different ways to save on your household energy bill? One of the cheapest ways to pay for your energy is by Direct Debit. But how does it work?

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Energy discounts and help

Various discounts and help are available to energy customers, both through industry organisations and individual suppliers. See what might be available to you here.

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21 October 2022

Get help paying your energy bills

Get help paying your energy bills. Options for those struggling - find out if you are eligible for an energy grant or a rebate on your energy bills.

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01 August 2022

Discover how the Winter Fuel Payment scheme can help the vulnerable

Expert advice and all you need to know about the government's Winter Fuel Payment and the benefits. Do you qualify for the Winter Fuel Allowance and what are the cost savings and benefits?

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30 June 2022

Gas and electricity - a guide to household energy bills

A complete guide to energy in the UK, how energy bills are calculated, what dual fuel is and more.

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29 June 2022

Electrical safety - keep your home safe

Get information on electrical safety in our electricity safety guide. From worn cables and wires to foreign appliances, make sure your home is safe from hazards.

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28 June 2022

What is the Energy Company Obligation Scheme?

Could you benefit from the Energy Company Obligation Scheme? Find out what it is and if you are eligible for energy funding.

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30 May 2022

Support for energy customers with hearing loss

Many energy suppliers are taking steps to improve communication for customers with hearing impairments. Here’s how you can get help with your gas and electricity supply and easily manage your energy accounts if you’re affected by hearing loss.

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Energy meters

Get to grips with the different types of gas and electricity meter here.

31 May 2022

How to switch your prepayment energy plan

Think you can't switch to a better deal with a prepayment meter? Think again — Uswitch separates the myths from the facts for prepayment energy tariffs.

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27 May 2022

How to move your gas or electricity meter

You might not know how to move your gas or electricity meter, but if you're having building work, you might need to learn. This guide will help.

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Energy prices

Whether they're relatively stable or fairly volatile, energy prices are worth keeping an eye on. Find out more here.

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27 May 2022

British Gas price changes in 2022

Find out how you are affected by British Gas price changes in 2022 and how to get a cheaper deal on your energy. Compare and switch energy suppliers today.

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27 May 2022

EDF price changes in 2022

Will energy bills from EDF rise in 2022? Discover the latest EDF energy price changes in our roundup. Find out info on the latest energy price rises in 2022.

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27 May 2022

Underfloor heating: the ultimate guide

Expert advice and all you need to know about underfloor heating systems including the different types of underfloor heating, the costs and the benefits.

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26 May 2022

ScottishPower price changes in 2022

ScottishPower price changes in 2022. Find out how you could be affected and how to get a cheaper deal on gas and electricity. Compare and switch your energy today.

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26 May 2022

E.ON has changed its energy prices - get the latest info

Will energy bills from E.ON rise in 2022? Discover the latest energy price changes from E.ON. Find out info on the latest price rise changes in 2022.

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26 May 2022

SSE energy price changes in 2022

Energy suppliers including SSE change their prices regularly in line with the energy price cap. How do these energy price changes affect your energy bill for 2022?

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Energy suppliers

Questions about your supplier? Find the answers here.

27 May 2022

Which energy suppliers are British-owned?

Wondering which suppliers are 'British made'? It might surprise you which of the big six have roots in the UK.

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Energy switching

Confused about the process of energy switching? See what's involved and what information you might need here.

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26 August 2022

Moving house gas and electricity guide

Set up a new gas and electricity supply when you move to ensure you're on the best energy deal and discover how to inform your energy provider before moving home.

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28 June 2022

Energy Switch Guarantee: ensuring reliable, hassle-free switching

Switch your energy supplier with absolute confidence - Energy UK's Energy Switch Guarantee protects you and your home through its 10 commitments.

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27 June 2022

Energy prices by region - The cost of electricity and gas

Did you know your postcode determines your energy bills? Find out which areas in the UK are the cheapest and the most expensive in terms of energy pricing.

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27 May 2022

Can I switch energy supplier if I have solar panels?

Find out if having solar panels will make it more difficult for you to switch energy supplier.

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27 May 2022

Collective energy switching scheme - how it works

Discover how the collective energy switching scheme works and why the consumer has the power when it comes to gas and electricity prices, deals and tariffs.

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27 May 2022

Notifying your supplier of an energy switch

When you switch energy supplier through a comparison site like Uswitch, you don't need to contact your supplier. We explain how it all works in this handy guide.

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Energy tariffs

Energy tariffs are the deals you might sign up to when you switch - see what they entail here.

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28 June 2022

How does switching energy supplier affect my Feed-In tariff?

If you have solar panels and a Feed-In tariff, find out how you can switch energy suppliers.

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27 June 2022

What are Independent Gas Transporters (IGTs)? A Uswitch guide

Find out what an Independent Gas Transporter is, how you can tell if you are on IGT gas and what you should be aware of if you are.

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31 May 2022

Should I get a no standing charge tariff?

No standing charge energy tariffs look like attractive options, but are they the right option, even with the money they can save you?

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Smart energy

Smart energy is the future - how can you get on board? Find out here.

Energy studies

Read our latest energy studies.

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17 December 2021

Which European meals have the largest carbon footprint?

Food plays a major role in climate change, so we found which dishes were the worst culprits. Find out which meals in Europe have the largest carbon footprint.

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07 December 2021

Eco Trends Report: Top trending eco hacks & products on TikTok

Discover TikTok’s top trending eco-friendly brands, products, and helpful hacks and reduce your impact on the environment from home.

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02 December 2021

Which European city uses the most energy to light up for Christmas?

Christmas is an expensive time of year, especially when it comes to switching on the Christmas tree. But which European city uses the most energy for their festive lights? Uswitch investigates.

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07 October 2021

Celebrity Christmas recipes: whose recipe costs the most time and money?

Discover the time and costs of the most popular celebrity chefs Christmas dinner recipes, from Nigella Lawson to Ottolenghi

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17 August 2021

Revealed: The carbon footprint of trending food and drink

Discover the carbon footprint of the top trending food and drink items to help you reduce your impact on the planet.

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11 August 2021

Low-maintenance plants and how to care for them

Gardening data reveals the plants that require the least amount of maintenance.

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