For the UK energy consumer, that’s what finding your cheapest gas tariff can feel like, due to the volatility of energy prices. To make things even more difficult, many “smaller” suppliers have entered what is an already crowded marketplace, able to offer cheaper tariffs due to smaller overhead costs than their more established counterparts. Ofgem reported 73 active licensed energy suppliers in the UK.
In 2017, 9.2 million consumers switched either gas or electricity supplier. The highest amount we've seen in almost a decade. Over a third of these switches were switching away from the 'Big 6' larger suppliers to rival and mid tier energy providers. A good portion of these customers were switching for the first time. Ofgem reported that 60% of customers reported that they had either never switched before or only once in the past.
With so much choice out there and over 40 prices rises this year already, we thought we’d help out by compiling a recent list of the 10 cheapest gas suppliers in the UK.
Please note - This changes regularly and we don't take commission from any gas or electricity suppliers like comparison websites, so we have a totally impartial overview of the market, and the rates and deals we switch customers to change frequently. That's why Auto Energy Switching is the only solution to stay on top of this and never worry about overpaying for your energy again.
Utility Point's are a relatively new supplier starting in early 2017. They aim to 'save their customers money and reward their loyalty as well as their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint.'
They want to offer gas and electricity as cheaply as possible with easy to understand, no jargon and no hidden charges. Angelic Energy are a not-for –profit energy provider offering low cost energy to the London area.
Avro has been engaging with consumers since the end of 2015. They say they are able to provide lower priced energy by being as efficient as possible, keeping overheads to a minimum and keeping their marketing costs down.
Flow Energy is a gas and electricity supplier which describes themselves as “a very different kind of energy company”, offering “low prices on home energy, some of the world’s most advanced heating systems and a growing range of intelligent products for the connected home.” They’re the only Which? Recommended Provider for energy in 2016, which is encouraging considering the negative reputation typically associated with energy supplier customer services.
So Energy is a dual fuel supplier whose principles are “simplicity, honesty and great value”. They adopt a “Low Price Policy” and guarantee that their one, fixed rate tariff “will always be one of the best deals available”.
Another new supplier - People’s Energy was founded by David Pike and Karin Sode who promise to give 75 per cent of profits back to its customers. They started through a crowdfunding campaign, got their Ofgem licence and started supplying. They aim to get to over 1 million customers in the UK.
Places for People Energy claim they’re cheaper than the big energy providers and “not like other energy companies” — they don’t have shareholders, so their “profits go back into the communities” they’ve “helped to create”. They supply both the domestic and the industrial and commercial markets “with the aim of providing cost effective energy and a better service to the Group's sites and businesses, employees and customers.”
Better Energy is based in Nottingham and supplies gas to domestic and business customers across the UK. They “aim to offer the lowest gas prices available” and to make all aspects of their service “simple and transparent.”
Relatively new to the market and based on the South Coast near Brighton, Affect Energy supplies gas and electricity to homes in the UK, claiming they “can make energy better for you: simple, painless and great value for money.”
Bristol energy is a new, smaller energy supplier servicing domestic and business customers across Bristol, the South West and nationwide. They “offer fair and transparent tariffs”, “reinvest in local communities” and “support and invest in local renewables.”
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