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SSE offer of £32 saving for gas customers is the signal to switch

28 January 2016

Gocompare.com comment on the latest underwhelming move from the big six
 
Comparison website Gocompare.com is urging disgruntled energy customers to switch and save up to £300 on their gas and electricity bills, following SSE's paltry offer of £32 off standard gas bills from 29 March.
 
The move mirrors SSE's actions from almost exactly a year ago when, on 26 January 2015, the energy giant announced a 4.1% cut to its gas prices with effect from 30 April 2015. 
 
Ben Wilson, energy spokesperson at Gocompare.com, said: "SSE is following a familiar pattern by only offering a cut in gas prices, and one which only comes into effect after the winter quarter period has ended.  The most important thing is that SSE customers realise that they could save far more - up to £300* - by saying 'thanks, but no thanks' to SSE this time. 
 
"SSE customers will undoubtedly feel well and truly short-changed by the offer of a £32-per-year saving on their gas bills, especially at a time when there are so many good value dual fuel tariffs available.  It takes five minutes to do an energy comparison online, and SSE customers could switch and save significantly more than £32 long before 29 March.
 
"The message to households waiting for other big six providers to cut prices is also clear:  if you stick with your current provider's standard tariff you might be lucky enough to get a few quid back, but if you are prepared to switch you could save far more."

Top ten cheapest dual fuel tariffs

Supplier

Tariff

Tariff type

Annual cost

Early exit fees

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

SSE

SSE 1 Year Fixed v4

Fixed

£775

£30 per fuel

GB Energy Supply

Premium Energy Saver

Variable

£787

None

Places for People Energy

Together - February 2017 - fixed 30

Fixed

£794

£30 per fuel

Avro Energy

Simple and Save

Variable

£795

None

GB Energy Supply

Fixed 12 Emerald

Fixed

£799

None

GnERGY

Fixed February 2017 v1

Fixed

£802

£25 per fuel

iSupplyEnergy

iFix February 2017

Fixed

£804

£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 27/01/2016.Excludes collective tariffs.

Gocompare.com has created a guide to switching energy supplier.

-ENDS-

Notes to editors:

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