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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.

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28 March 2018

Use your energy bill QR code to switch and save

Scan your way to energy savings by using your energy bill's QR code — get a faster, simpler personalised energy price comparison.

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22 March 2018

OVO Energy bill explained

Having trouble understanding your OVO bill? Use Uswitch's helpful energy bill breakdown to cut through the confusion.

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22 March 2018

How do I read my British Gas bill?

No need to be confused by your British Gas energy bill. We break down an example bill to help you read your energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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20 March 2018

How to pay by cash or cheque for your energy bill

Are you paying more than you should for your energy bills because you are paying by cash or cheque? We list the pros and cons of doing so.

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06 March 2018

Your energy personal projection explained

Find out how energy personal projections are calculated, and how they factor into your Uswitch energy price comparison

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01 March 2018

SSE energy bill explained | SSE example bill

Having trouble understanding your SSE bill? We breakdown an example bill to help you read your energy bill and cut through the confusion.

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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.

27 May 2022

Informal carers and energy bills

Help for carers with energy bills - an estimated 6.5 million people in the UK act as informal carers. Many informal carers live with vulnerable friends or family, which can have an effect on their bills.

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27 May 2022

Cold Weather Payments: Find out if you’re eligible & how to claim

Are you eligible for a Cold Weather Payment this year? Find out if you could claim £25 for every week of cold weather this winter.

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26 May 2022

Power cut compensation and what to do in case of a power cut

Lost gas or electricity? Suffered a power cut? The Uswitch guide to power cuts explains what you need to know and how to get what you're owed.

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26 May 2022

Support for energy customers with sight loss

From the Priority Services Register to tailored support, many energy suppliers are taking steps to make it easier for those with visual impairments to manage their energy bills and accounts.

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Energy meters

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

Energy prices

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

26 May 2022

npower has changed its energy prices - get the latest info here

Will energy bills from npower rise in 2021? Discover the latest energy price changes from npower. Find out info on the latest price changes in 2021.

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23 March 2018

Why energy tariff costs are different by region

Discover why energy tariff's costs are different by region. Uswitch sheds light on the topic of why your energy prices vary with your postcode.

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Energy suppliers

Questions about your supplier? Find the answers here.

Energy switching

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

27 May 2022

Where does my household electricity and gas come from?

Energy is generated in a number of ways. Discover where, what and how your home energy is created? Find out what your current energy supplier's fuel mix is.

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26 May 2022

Switching to a small energy supplier – is it safe to switch?

Smaller energy suppliers make up a significant part of the UK energy market. As more people leave the big six energy suppliers, should you also switch to a smaller energy provider? Our guide answers all your small supplier questions.

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06 June 2019

When is the best time to switch my energy deal?

You probably know it's a good idea to switch your energy, but do you know when is the best time to do it? Our guide explains how to avoid exit fees and get the best deal for you by switching at the right time.

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Energy tariffs

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

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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02 August 2021

Ethical Beauty Brands Influence Report

Analysing 45 of the most popular UK make-up brands, we reveal which are the most sustainable, and which influencers are earning the most money

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16 June 2021

Battle of the Brands: best supermarket own-brand vegan ranges ranked

Uswitch has analysed the own-brand vegan ranges from eight different supermarkets to reveal which have the most choice.

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14 May 2021

The world’s most sustainable cities

From green space through to public transport, air quality and energy sources, we look at the world’s most sustainable cities and what makes them so successful.

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07 May 2021

The Pump to Plug Report

These places are geared up and ready to embrace electric vehicles

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22 March 2021

Green garages: How eco-friendly are the cars of the rich and famous?

Taking 50 cars of the world’s richest people, we analysed their CO2 emissions to reveal which ones are the most eco friendly.

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03 March 2021

Disney villains vs. princesses: Who's the most eco-friendly of them all?

Mirror, mirror, on the wall - who is the most eco-friendly of them all? Uswitch analyses the actions of Disney's most iconic characters to discover who has the most sustainable lifestyle. Find out how each character stacks up against its rival in a game of Top Trumps.

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