When you switch your energy supplier to get a cheaper deal, it’s likely you’ll choose a fixed plan, which will expire after the fixed duration (often 12 months).
After a plan’s end date, you’ll be rolled onto the supplier’s default tariff — often a more expensive variable plan that could be subject to price increases.
Under Ofgem rules, you can switch exit fee free if your plan is ending in under 42 days, or you’ve already received a letter from your supplier reminding you the plan is ending soon.
Popular plans ending soon
These are just some of the plans that are ending in March. Check your bill to see if one of them is yours, and switch away so you aren’t rolled onto a more expensive tariff than is available elsewhere on the energy market:
- npower —
- Fixed Energy Online March 2017
- Online Fix March 2017
- Cooperative Energy — Co-op Online March 2017
- EDF Energy — Blue+Price Promise March 2017
- First Utility — First Fixed March 2017 v2
Price rises give more reason to switch again
The recent spate of price rises to standard variable tariffs makes switching to a new fixed plan even more important.
Price rises from EDF, npower, Scottish Power, Co-operative Energy and First Utility are all due to land in the next few weeks and these hikes affect the plans are the plans customers are rolled onto off of fixed deals.