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Find a cheaper energy deal with uSwitch

Find a cheaper energy deal with uSwitch

Compare energy providers and energy supplier tariffs with uSwitch to find and switch to a better deal in minutes.

Beat the energy price rises

All of the big six suppliers have raised their prices in 2019 following the Ofgem price cap increase. Don’t get caught out - switch to a fixed deal today!

What's the cheapest energy deal uSwitch can switch me to?

Check out the latest cheap energy deals you can compare and switch to with uSwitch:

SupplierPlan nameTariff typePrice
Octopus EnergyuSwitch Octopus 12M FixedFixed for 12 months£974Compare now
Green Network EnergyGNE 18 Month Spring SpecialFixed for 18 months£979Compare now
ESB Energy18 Month Price Protect online v2Fixed for 18 months£989Compare now
Octopus EnergyOctopus 12M FixedFixed for 12 months£994Compare now
Green Network EnergyGNE Family Green 18 Month Fixed V25Fixed for 18 months£999Compare now
Green Network EnergyGNE Italian Touch 12 Month Fixed V21Fixed for 12 months£1014Compare now
npower Selectnpower Select uSwitch Exclusive v7Fixed for 12 months£1019Compare now
PowershopFixed Term 12 Month 2019 Issue 7Fixed for 12 months£1024Compare now
OVO EnergyBetter Energy (All Online)Fixed for 12 months£1036Compare now
iSupplyEnergyDiscover Green 12 months 05v1Fixed for 12 months£1045Compare now

Based on average bill sizes for a medium energy user on a dual fuel plan paying by monthly direct debit, and averaged across all regions. This information is updated hourly with energy plans which are available to switch to through uSwitch. To appear in this table, plans must be available in at least seven of the 14 regions.

How do I know which energy deal is right for me?

When it comes to getting a great new energy deal, it's key to remember a few things:

  • Prices and deals availability vary by region. So the best or cheapest deal for you may not necessarily be the right deal for a friend.
  • Price isn't everything! You can also switch energy suppliers to get a greener energy plan, get better customer service or get perks and extras such a free smart thermostat.
  • Whether you go for a fixed rate deal or not depends on your current situation. Read more on that below.
  • Not so sure about small suppliers? You're not alone; but there are some great ones out there. Read up on switching to small suppliers.

What is the benefit of a fixed price deal?

A popular choice for many households is to opt for a fixed price energy deal.

Fixed price energy deals are often cheaper than your standard variable plans, and offer protection against energy price rises.

A fixed rate deal will ensure you pay the same rates for the duration of the deal. The most common fixed term duration is 12 months, however recently there has been an increase in deals available that fix energy rates for 18 months and even more.

Some of these fixed gas and electric plans come with exit fees. So, in the event of you wanting to leave a fixed rate deal, you may incur a charge. These exit fees will be highlighted alongside relevant fixed deals.

How do I find a cheap gas and cheap electricity supplier?

When you compare gas and electric suppliers, the cheapest provider for you will depend on several different factors — most significantly where you live and how much electricity and gas you use.

When you compare gas and electric prices with uSwitch, we give you a personalised quote, based on where you live and how much energy you use. This enables you to choose the right plan for your needs.

Usage also has an impact. For example, plans that have a higher standing charge, with a subsequent lower cost per unit for electricity and gas, might work out cheap for someone who uses a lot of electricity, but very expensive for someone who uses very little.

So, if you're a low energy user, the standard best deals or the cheapest energy supplier on average may not be right for you. Our comparison tool will take all of the above into account and help you select the best value energy suppliers for you, to ensure you have access to cheap gas and electricity information.

So which energy suppliers offer cheap gas and cheap electric in your area? The first step to finding the cheapest electricity and gas prices is to run a comparison of the energy market.

Your energy will be delivered through the same pipes and cables as your current supply and your new and present gas and electric suppliers will arrange the transfer.

How do I find the best gas and electricity prices?

The first step is to run an electricity price comparison with a site that adheres to Ofgem's Confidence Code. This ensures your comparison will be reliable, simple to use and easy to understand.

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