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Do I need to contact my energy supplier when I switch?

Found a better energy deal and can't be bothered to ring up your current supplier to cancel? Don't worry — you don't have to. uSwitch explains how it works.

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If you switch with an accredited switching site such as uSwitch, you don’t need to worry about contacting your current supplier before, during or after switching.

Once you find your new deal and complete your switch request with uSwitch, we contact your new supplier, who in turn contacts your current supplier to arrange a switchover of supply date. That way you never go without supply.

What you do need to do is provide a meter reading to your old provider on the day of the supply switchover to ensure your final bill is correct. You may also want to cancel your previous direct debits.

Will I experience any power cuts during the switch?

Rest assured, you won’t experience any power outages during your switch, nor will there be any need to dig up and replace any pipes or cables. Your new supplier will provide gas and electricity through exactly the same means as before.

For more information on switching gas and electricity provider check out our guide.

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Why pay more for the same energy?

Find and switch to a better energy deal in minutes