Details of suppliers you see if you compare energy through GoCompare, the way results are shown, as well as when and how we're paid.
GoCompare has partnered with Energylinx, part of the GoCompare Group, to help you switch energy.
If you choose to compare gas and electricity through GoCompare and our partner Energylinx you’ll automatically be shown all the tariffs you can switch to easily through us.
However, you'll also have the option to toggle between this view and seeing all other tariffs on the results page.
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'll be able to see all the options by selecting 'show all tariffs in the market'.
The circumstances of whether or not you can switch to a particular tariff through our site will be determined by the supplier.
If comparison tools have no choice but to offer a supplier's product, how can they negotiate a good deal with them? The energy supplier holds all the cards.
Andrea Coscelli, Competition and Markets Authority
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.
We made the decision to show you tariffs in this way as we believe this will create competition in the energy market and encourage more suppliers to join GoCompare's energy panel, making it even simpler to switch and save.
It will also help to discourage unsustainable deals, whereby smaller providers can offer the cheapest deals but aren't able to cope with the volume of customers this attracts or rises in gas prices.
In April, 2016, acting chief executive of the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Andrea Coscelli commented, "Unlike for car insurance, comparison tools are required to show prices from every company on the market. This might seem like it's doing consumers a favour by making their life easier and creating a one-stop shop for energy.
"The problem is that it also means these sites may be unable to negotiate low prices with energy companies. If comparison tools have no choice but to offer a supplier's product, how can they negotiate a good deal with them? The energy supplier holds all the cards.
"They may even get listed without paying commission. This is a problem because if comparison tools can't negotiate a good deal with the supplier, then they can't pass them on to us as customers. They may even have to list suppliers that provide a poor service to customers."
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 Energylinx will handle your switch application with the supplier.
Energylinx receives a commission payment for each fuel switch successfully completed through the GoCompare service, and we receive a proportion of this.
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.