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It’s a big month for fixed energy deals ending — don’t forget to check your broadband too

Households could see bills rise by up to £49 per month from November as popular energy and broadband deals come to an end

October is set to be a big month for fixed deals that are approaching their end date — meaning default tariffs are just around the corner for hundreds of thousands of consumers, threatening even pricier winter bills ahead.

Last October saw many consumers taking up cheap fixed energy deals; these are deals with cheaper rates set for the duration of a fixed period, often around 12 months. However, the end dates of many of these deals are now approaching, meaning many could find themselves sleepwalking onto expensive standard variable tariffs if they don’t take action.

21 energy suppliers have a collective 49 tariffs coming to an end on 31st October, with costs set to increase by up to £395. Households should check their energy bill for their tariff’s end date and switch to a new deal. Suppliers are required by Ofgem to waiver fees for anyone who switches at least 42 days before their plan end date — so those with tariffs ending on 31st October are now free to switch, penalty free.

Could you have a broadband deal ending too?

BT, Sky, Virgin, Plusnet and TalkTalk all have plans ending with out of contract pricing that could increase your bills by £198 a year.

If you tend to switch your utilities at the same time, or perhaps switched them when you moved house, then you could have a broadband deal ending at the same time as your energy one too. Collectively, rolling off of energy and broadband deals onto SVTs and out of contract pricing could see a consumer paying £49 a month extra.

Loyalty rarely pays when it comes to household bills. It’s very easy to end up paying poor value out of contract prices for exactly the same products that last month cost just a fraction of the price.

Plenty of choice for a new deal

Fortunately, there is plenty of choice when it comes to finding the right energy and broadband deal. Consumers can save money and choose the service they want without breaking the bank. All they need to spend is a few minutes shopping around.

We’re all getting an extra hour when the clocks go back this Sunday. Savvy switchers can use the time to save themselves from a £50 per month price rise and still have plenty of time left over for a lie in.

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  • Stanley Gardner

    Pay£200 per month for duel fuel

  • Ranolph

    When my plan ended I switched to bulb who saved me over £200 against British Gas I was also given £50 credit for joining using the referral link http://www.bulb50.co.uk

    There are not many energy suppliers on the market today that can compete with bulb, in fact I can’t think of any at the moment.

    Why so are Bulb so good?…
    Great customer service, amazing iOS app, excellent web interface, and great customer communication all way through the start of the switch to the end.

    if you would like the refrral credit then get a quote using the link below.
    Referral link: http://www.bulb50.co.uk

    Thanks for reading

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