Gas/electricity

Gas and/or, electricity can take up a large amount of your income so it pays to shop around however, it can be confusing.

How do I switch providers?

  • Visit Ofgem, the energy regulator, for details of their approved comparison websites.
  • Make a note of when your current deal ends so you can shop around in good time. Your current provider can tell you when your deal is ending. If you don’t take action before a deal ends, you are usually automatically placed onto their standard variable rate. The Standard Variable Rate is usually the most expensive tariff around – you would then end up paying more than you need to.

What do I need to do about my Gas and/or Electricity supply when I move out of/into a property?