Energy suppliers and commissions

Details of suppliers you see if you compare energy through Gocompare.com, the way results are shown and when and how commissions are paid.

Gas and electricityIf you choose to compare gas and electricity through Gocompare.com and our partner energyhelpline.com,[1] you’ll have the option to either look at all the tariffs on the market, or all the ones you can switch to using our service.

This option is presented to you before you reach the results page, and on the results page itself you’ll again have the chance to switch between these two views.

Remember that, even if we have a commercial relationship with a particular supplier, that supplier may not offer the opportunity to switch to all of their tariffs through our service, although you will be able to see all the options by selecting 'all tariffs'.

The circumstances of whether or not you can switch to a particular tariff through our site will be determined by the supplier.

It may be that the supplier has a tariff available via limited channels, or if you're an existing customer you'll need to apply to the supplier directly to switch.

Commissions

If you’d like to switch to one of the tariffs which isn’t offered through our service we’re glad to have helped you find the right deal, but you’ll have to contact the supplier directly yourself.

The commission we receive doesn’t affect the price you pay - it’s not added on and the unit rates for the tariff would be the same if you applied directly

If, on the other hand, you’d like to switch to a tariff through us then energyhelpline.com will handle your switch application with the supplier.

Energyhelpline.com receives a commission payment for each fuel switch successfully completed through the Gocompare.com service, and we receive a proportion of this commission.

The commission we receive doesn’t affect the price you pay - it’s not added on and the unit rates for the tariff would be the same if you applied directly.

We liken it to the advertising and service fees a supplier would've had to pay to attract your custom themselves, and the payment allows us to offer the comparison and switching service at no cost to you, whether you decide to switch through us or not.

Commission doesn’t affect the order of the results - these are displayed in order of the potential saving from largest to smallest, and we’ll tell you if a tariff may cost you more than your current deal.

Energy suppliers serving mainland UK and details of their commercial relationships with Gocompare.com:

*List correct as of 7 September, 2016

Supplier Fuels offered through Gocompare.com Gocompare.com receives payment for switches?
Affect Energy Gas and/or electric No
Avro Energy None No
Better Energy Gas only Yes
Bristol Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
British Gas Gas and/or electric Yes
Bulb Gas and/or electric Yes
Cardiff Energy Supply Limited None No
Co-operative Energy Gas and/or electric No
Daligas Gas only Yes
E None No
E.ON Gas and/or electric Yes
Ebico Gas and/or electricity No
Economy Energy None No
Ecotricity None No
EDF Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
Extraenergy Gas and/or electric Yes
First Utility Gas and/or electric Yes
Flow Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
Future Energy None No
GB Energy None No
GnERGY Gas and/or electric Yes
Go Effortless None No
Good Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
Green Energy UK Gas and/or electric Yes
Green Star Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
Iresa Limited None No
iSupplyEnergy Electric only Yes
LoCO2 Energy Electric only Yes
Npower Gas and/or electric Yes
Octopus Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
Ovo Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
Places for People Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
Robin Hood Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
Sainsbury's Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
ScottishPower Gas and/or electric Yes
So Energy Gas and/or electric No
Spark Energy Gas and/or electric Yes
SSE (comprising a number of brands - SSE, SSE Atlantic, SSE Scottish Hydro, SSE Southern Electric, SSE Swalec) Gas and/or electric Yes
Utilita Gas and/or electric Yes
Zog Energy None No