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32: The not-so-magic number for energy customers this winter

02 February 2016

Gocompare.com comments on Scottish Power’s price cut

As Scottish Power becomes the third major energy provider to cut gas bills by £32, comparison website Gocompare.com is urging disgruntled consumers to take matters into their own hands, as they could save over £300 on their gas and electricity bills by ditching the ‘big six’ energy suppliers.

Ben Wilson, energy spokesperson at Gocompare.com, said: “The big six are playing a game with consumers and it simply isn’t good enough.  Their focus seems to be on doing the bare minimum and benchmarking themselves on competitors, rather than genuinely passing on savings for consumers.

“While the big six take turns to line-up and chip just £32 off their loyal customers’ standard gas bills, we’ve got one of the most competitive price wars in recent times taking place in the energy market.  The top 10 dual fuel best-buys are now all under £780, on average, representing a saving of up to £328 for those that switch.*

“The sad reality for most UK energy customers is that the only way to guarantee they are getting a good deal is by taking matters into their own hands and switching to take advantage of one of the cracking deals on offer at the moment.”

Top ten cheapest dual fuel tariffs

Supplier

Tariff

Tariff type

Annual cost

Early exit fees

GB Energy Supply

Fixed 12 Sapphire

Fixed

£765

None

GB Energy Supply

Premium Energy Saver

Variable

£765

None

Avro Energy

Simple and Save

Variable

£766

None

extraenergy

Fresh Fixed Price Feb 2017 v4

Fixed

£768

£25 per fuel

 E.ON

Fixed 1 Year v19 Paperless Billing

Fixed

£769

£30 per fuel

extraenergy

Clear Fixed Price Feb 2017 v3

Fixed

£772

£25 per fuel

Flow Energy

Connect 5

Fixed

£774

£30 per fuel

SSE

SSE 1 Year Fixed v4

Fixed

£775

£30 per fuel

GnERGY

Fixed March 2017 v1

Fixed

£775

£25 per fuel

Places for People Energy

Together - February 2017 - fixed 31

Fixed

£778

£30 per fuel



Based on dual fuel, payment by monthly direct debit, averaged across all UK regions and for households with an annual energy usage of 12,500kWh gas and 3,100kWh electricity (medium user). Correct as of 2/2/2016.Excludes collective tariffs.

Read Gocompare.com’s guides on switching energy supplier for more information.

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Notes to editors:

* Saving calculated against an average bill £1,093 (average of Big 6 standard dual fuel tariffs)