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E.ON and First Utility offer cheapest fixed price energy plans

New E.ON Energy Fixed 1 year plan represents a great way for consumers to avoid announced price rises

E.ON's new plan is the joint cheapest, fixed price tariff available on the market

E.ON’s new plan is the joint cheapest, fixed price tariff available on the market

E.ON has announced that it will match First Utility’s chart topping iSave Fixed v12 June 2015 tariff.

E.ON’s new plan, E.ON Energy Fixed 1 year, will set back the average consumer* by £1,178 a year, which makes it the joint cheapest plan available.

Table topping energy plans

The plan joins independent supplier First Utility’s iSave Fixed v12 June 2015 at the top of the cheapest fixed price energy table. It is worth noting that the latter will help consumers avoid any price rises until June 2015, whereas E.ON’s new plan will shield households for one year.

Consumers should also bear in mind that First Utility’s iSave Fixed v12 June 2015 carries a £30 per fuel cancellation fee and E.ON’s latest has a £5 per fuel early exit charge.

Each tariff would enable the average consumer on a standard cash and cheque plan to save up to £256 per year, once price rises are implemented.

Small supplier Spark Energy is currently offering a cheaper deal, although its Advance 2 plan, priced at £1,116 a year for the average consumer*, is variable and does not offer protection against price increases.

‘Competition is critical if we are to see prices fall’

Tom Lyon, energy expert at uSwitch, said: “The writing’s on the wall for consumers who will be feeling the brunt of price hikes this winter. Before price rises were announced, over eight in ten consumers said that they would be rationing their energy use to save on bills. This number is now likely to escalate as fears are realised and people see their bills climb before their eyes.

“Rather than risk their health or well-being, consumers should look at the fixed price energy deals available. It’s great to see First Utility and E.ON lead the way by enabling consumers to lock in their energy bill at a competitive price. But it shouldn’t stop there.

“To get this market working, suppliers need to be falling over each other to offer the best deals. Competition is critical if we are to see prices fall, service improve and inefficiencies driven out. It’s crucial that consumers show that they won’t stand by and watch their bills rocket – instead they need to be keeping suppliers on their toes by shopping around and snapping up attractive deals while they last.”

*Based on a medium user consuming 3,300 kWh of electricity and 16,500 kWh of gas on a dual fuel tariff, paying by monthly direct debit with bill averaged across all regions.

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  • Energywise

    Wow one of the big 6 does have morals. Bet mainstream press don’t report on this… It’s gr8. I saved £110

  • Barry Lea

    Just moved from v4 to save £80 a year and prices fixed to November 2014 ! This is an excellant deal, grab it while you can.

  • paula

    I called and spoke to Mike at E.on on Friday. He said he would call me back on Saturday morning so I could finalise transfer of utilities over to them. I have heard nothing since. Hope their supply service is better than that

  • Joe

    Am sick of being held ransom by out of control prices. We can’t afford it anymore for crying out loud.

  • Terry

    Why don’t we ALL leave a given supplier (we should collectively choose one of the big six, say one whose trading name begins with an N) and move to any or the best of the others. After six months or so of mass customer migration, things will happen… We can then apply the same treatment to another of the big six and so on!

  • Yolanda

    We will live, we will be see.

  • John Forth

    I cannot get a dual fuel discount …. no gas supplied to house, but do get ripped off by the heating oil price quadrupled in the last 4 yrs

  • Dave


  • Sonya Burton

    Should be made compulsory. Plus limit the size of engine for at least a year. Then another test to see if able to control a more powerful car.

  • Gray

    Not sure why some people still seem to associate “new drivers” with “young drivers” all the time. New drivers is what we’re talking about, not young drivers, and we should keep the two separate for this discussion.
    Debating whether it should have been done years ago is irrelevant as we can’t change history. So, looking at what can now be done is it a step in the right direction. Easy one that, yes. Do we need to add to this? Yes. What needs to be added? Without a doubt the category of vehicle. There is merit and sense in limiting what engine size new drivers can drive for a period of time. How you legislate for that needs to be assessed. We all know, like all things in life, passing the test doesn’t mean you know it all. Time doing something also doesn’t mean anything. Learning and applying that learning, with new additional knowledge and experience, that’s what makes us better.
    I’m happy that “Learners” can now gain this added experience and really hope most will choose to do so, as it is the safest way to gain an insight into motorway driving prior to having to drive on one. Years ago I opted to have a lesson after passing my test and always thought it was money well spent.
    Definitely gets my vote as a positive move in the right direction. 😉 👍🏻