Switching Tariff

No one wants to overpay for the energy they use. One way to make sure you don't is to switch tariff regularly. If you've never switched you could save hundreds of pounds. Even if you have switched before, you should continue to do so at least once every two years to make sure you're getting the best rate.

There are a number of switching websites out there, and many also have a freephone number you can use to get in touch with them. The following site have all been approved by Ofgen, so you know you're getting a good service:

  • Quotezone (online only) www.quotezone.co.uk
  • The Energy Shop (0845 330 7247) www.theenergyshop.com
  • Runpath (no phone, online only) www.runpathdigital.com/gas-electricity
  • Simply Switch (0800 011 1395) www.simplyswitch.com
  • My Utility Genius (0203 468 046) www.myutilitygenius.co.uk
  • Switch Gas and Electric (0871 711 7771) www.switchgasandelectric.com
  • Energylinx (0800 849 7077) www.energylinx.co.uk
  • Unravel It (0800 862 0021) www.unravelit.com
  • Money Supermarket (0845 345 5708) www.moneysupermarket.com
  • Energy Helpline (0800 074 0745) www.energyhelpline.com
  • uSwitch ( 0808 1783 492) www.uswitch.com

You could also consider Robin Hood Energy, the first energy company to be set up by a local authority, Nottingham City Council. Robin Hood Energy a not-for-profit company with no shareholders to satisfy. Instead, the company aims to keep prices low and to help customers save money on their energy bills.

Remember though, whilst switching tariffs is a good start, many households can save more money (and energy) through energy efficiency than they can through switching tariff. Check out our Take Action, Save Money section for loads of ideas.