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The steps you need to take to ensure you are on the cheapest tariff

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There are fewer switching tariffs due to instability in the energy market

Are your energy bills going to go up?

What is the Energy Price Cap

If you have a fixed plan, nothing will change until your contract ends. If you’re on a standard variable tariff, you should have received notice about price rises from 1 October

Can you still switch your energy supplier?

Why Are There No Domestic Tariffs Available

The wholesale prices energy suppliers are currently being forced to pay has resulted in them removing tariffs, as few, if any, want new customers.

Read more about why there are no domestic tariffs available

What to do if your supplier has collapsed?

Energy Suppliers Going Out Of Business

Take a meter reading (and a photo), keep an old bill to prove payment history and wait for Ofgem to assign you a new energy supplier. 

Read more about suppliers who have gone out of business

Do you need to do anything?

Do I need to do anything

Call your supplier to ensure you are on the cheapest tariff. If your supplier goes out of business, call your new supplier once Ofgem has assigned a new supplier, to ensure you are on the cheapest tariff

Warm Home Discounts & more

Warm Home Discounts and More

There are short-term options via government-funded discounts.

Check if you qualify for:

Warm Home Discount

Winter fuel Payment

Cold Weather Payment

Worried about paying your bills this winter?

Government Funded Energy Discounts

There are a number of organisations, charities and government schemes that can offer you advice when it comes to money worries:

Citizens Advice – citizensadvice.org.uk

StepChange Debt Charity – stepchange.org

National Debtline – nationaldebtline.org

Additional funding for residents

Additional Funding for Residents

Additional funding for residents is available to the most vulnerable households to provide support with energy and water bills throughout the winter months.

Read more about the additional funding

Our Top Free Energy Saving Tips

Our Top Free Energy Saving Tips

There are many ways to be more energy-efficient at home, reducing carbon emissions and lowering your energy bills.

Most will cost you nothing, so here are our top free energy saving tips

Will the government intervene?

UK energy industry

In a nutshell, it’s all about high wholesale gas prices and the increased demand as economies switch on post COVID-19.

Read more about the UK energy industry crisis

What is Supplier of Last Resort (SoLR)?

Supplier of Last Resort SoLR

In the unfortunate event of an energy supplier going out of business, Ofgem, the independent energy regulator, automatically appoints a new supplier, known as a ‘Supplier of Last Resort’ (SoLR).

Find out more about SoLR, collapsed suppliers and the take-over Supplier of Last Resort

Will the government intervene?

Energy Suppliers - Government Intervention

As larger energy suppliers have taken on more than 2 million new customers whose energy supplier has gone out of business, we’re still waiting for clarity on any potential government intervention in the energy crunch.

Read more about possible government support options for energy suppliers

What is net zero?

What is Net Zero

COP26 is the United Nations summit, aimed at driving action on climate change and accelerating net zero action, but what is net zero? 

Read more about how attaining net zero by 2050 is achievable, but will involve changing the world’s energy generation process and our energy usage in everyday life.