Here’s how to check if you are affected – and how to fix it if you are.
The New Year is nearly here – but will 2019 hit your wallet hard?
That depends if you are on one of the 40 tariffs that are ending on New Year’s Eve. If you are, you could be paying up to £331* more for your energy. Even those not on the worst of the worst tariffs will see their bills jump up an average of £183 a year.
Many “Big Six” tariffs are affected – including British gas, EDF, ScottishPower, and Npower. Many small suppliers also have tariffs ending.
The average hike from all suppliers is 19%. The Big Six hikes average at a 27.5% increase.
All of this may sound like a dire way to start the New Year, especially as finances may already be tight after Christmas. Thankfully however, there is still one fast and easy way to reduce your bill this New Year – take a few minutes to switch to a bargain energy rate.
Don’t forget that energyis the easiest big bill to switch. On average, our customers save £226* over the course of a year – and some save hundreds more.
With over 70 suppliers in the UK market, there are plenty of competitive deals out there. Unfortunately, there is no reward for loyalty to your supplier, so everyone should make it their New Year’s resolution to compare, switch and save.
Are you affected? Check the table below.
Affect Energy Fixed Until December 2018
Better Energy Online Fixed 2 Dec18
Better Energy Postal Fixed 2 Dec18
Better Energy Online Fixed 1 Dec 18
Better Energy Postal Fixed 1 Dec 18
British Gas Price Guarantee 2008
British Gas HomeEnergy Secure December 2018
British Gas HomeEnergy Fixed Dec 2018
EDF Energy Huru Fixed Price Dec18
EDF Energy Simply Fixed Renewal Dec18
ENGIE ENGIE Fixed Dec 18
extraenergy Lantern Fixed Price Dec 2018 v2
first:utility First Fixed December 2018
first:utility First Green December 2018
first:utility Simple Lighting December 2018
first:utility First Fixed December 2018 v3/5/6
first:utility StuRents Fixed December 2018
Flow Energy Flow Snowdrop 2019
GnERGY Fixed December 2018
npower Everyday Heroes Fix December 2018
npower Online Price Fix December 2018
npower Online Energy Fix December 2018
PFP Energy Together – December 2018 – fixed 66
Sainsbury’s Energy Price Promise December 2018
Sainsbury’s Energy Price Freeze December 2018
ScottishPower Help Beat Cancer Fixed Price Energy December 2018
ScottishPower Online Super Saver December 2018
ScottishPower Online Exclusive Fix December 2018
ScottishPower Price Secure December 2018
ScottishPower Online Fixed Price Energy December 2018
ScottishPower Online Fixed Saver December 2018
ScottishPower Online Fix and Save December 2018
*Calculated against an average UK Big Six Supplier Standard Variable Tariff costing £1,221 a year. Usage for a typical home: Gas 12,000 kWh pa and Electricity 3,100 kWh pa. Payment Method: Monthly Direct Debit. Average savings figures are based on all energyhelpline partner and own brand switches in 2018, as of 13 November 2018.
*Customers who were on ScottishPower’s
“Online Fixed Saver December 2018” face paying another £331 on average if they
are defaulted on to ScottishPower’s Standard Variable Tariff.