Finding the best energy deals can seem daunting, but have no fear: we're here to help. Switching your energy tariff if you've been with your current provider for a good couple of years is almost always worth it. You'll be amazed how much you can save – as much as £200 in some cases – and what perks there are. Some companies now even offer free credit when you switch.
Find the best energy deals by region
Doing an online energy comparison to switch suppliers, whether it's to save money or to go green, is worth doing even if you think your current supplier is ok. Energy prices are the cheapest they've been in the last three years, which means you've got a higher chance of saving even more dosh.
Covid-19 has made budgets tighter for many of us, and saving on bills is one of the best ways to cut living costs straight away. In as little as three weeks, you could be enjoying lower payments – and better customer service. You won't need anyone to come into your home, either, as energy provider switches are all done remotely.
Energy prices vary by postcode and individual energy usage, so we have used 'dummy' houses and average energy usage for a quick comparison. Below, we've listed a range of deals for different parts of the UK.
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Use our energy comparison tool to find the best energy deal for your household in minutes. Simply filter your results to choose your tariff, and we'll take care of the switch for you. Plus, because we’ve partnered with leading comparison site GoCompare, you'll get access to exclusive energy deals that you won’t find elsewhere.
The best energy deals in London
The deals below are based on a two bedroom flat in Greater London. The links below will take you through to our comparison tool where you can type in your postcode for a definitive quote. Remember: the final price you'll pay will always depend on how much energy you actually use.
By average price: low to high
GNE Spring Sunrise V4 | 12 months fixed | Monthly: £68 | Annually: £819
Green Network Energy are one of the cheapest energy suppliers out there if you live in a small London home. This energy deal is fixed for 12 months, it costs £68 per month – that's £819 annually – and you'll receive £80 welcome credit when you switch.
Green Power (1 Year) v4 | Fixed for 12 months | Monthly: £69 | Annually: £823
Tonik energy, although it's £1 per month more expensive, offers 100 per cent renewable electricity. It's worth the extra £12 in our eyes.
Simple and mPower12M | Fixed for 12 months | Monthly: £69 | Annually: £826
The cheapest energy supplier with a £0 early exit fee, Arvo Energy offers the same price as the above but it's not 100 per cent renewable.
Deals above based on CR0 postcode.
Best energy deals in South West England
Green Network Energy Spring Sunrise V4 | 12 months fixed | Monthly: £69 | Annual: £828
As well as being an affordable, eco-friendly option, Green Network Energy are offering customers £80 bill credit when they switch to a fixed tariff. Wow. However, despite the name, the only 100 per cent renewable thing you're getting is electricity. The deal is based on a BS3 (Bristol) postcode.
Best energy deals in East Anglia
Avro Energy Simple and Uswitch12M | Fixed for 12 months | £71 per month | £852.06
A well-established challenger to the Big Six, Avro are known for their transparent billing and fair prices. This fixed-term energy deal is based on an IP5 postcode in Ipswich.
Best energy deals in East Midlands
Eon Fix Online Exclusive v42 | Fixed for 12 months | £68.91 per month | £826.87 per year
This is the cheapest energy deal for a LE5 (Leicester) post code, with an impressive monthly direct debit of under £70. Be aware, though, that this is a fixed deal for 12 months, and early exit from the contract would incur a £30 exit fee per fuel.
Best energy deals in North East England
Shell Energy September 2021 v2 | Fixed for 14 months | £69.98 per month | £839.81 per year
An impressive tariff that's fixed for over a year, this deal from Shell is great if you want peace of mind about your energy bills until well into 2021. Amazingly, this plan features 100 per cent renewable electricity. Perks also include a 3 per cent saving on up to 60 litres of fuel per month at participating Shell stations. This deal is based on a NE2 (Newcastle Upon Tyne) postcode.
Best energy deals in North West England
So Ash Essential - Green | Fixed for 12 months | £70.41 per month | £844.87 per year
The best energy deal in North West England also happens to be a green energy plan, with 100 per cent renewable electricity, with customers getting to vote on which sources they want the energy to come from. Be aware that if you want to exit the contract before the year is out, you'll be charged £5 per fuel. Energy deal is based on a FY5 (Blackpool) postcode.
Best energy deals in South East England
Eon Fix Online Exclusive v42 | Fixed for 12 months | £73.40 per month | £880.75 per year
This tariff comes with 100 per cent renewable electricity and 25 per cent off Boiler Cover through HomeServe. Only new Eon customers are eligible for this plan. Deal is base on a CT17 (Dover) postcode.
Best energy deals in South England
Eon Fix Online Exclusive v42 | Fixed for 12 months | £71.63 per month | £859.56 per year
Unsurprisingly, Eon are the cheapest in southern England as well as in the South East, offering renewable electricity and 25 per cent off boiler cover to new customers. This deal is based on a PO6 (Portsmouth) postcode.
Best energy deals in West Midlands
Avro Energy Simple and Uswitch12M | Fixed for 12 months | £70.47 per month | £845.59 per year
The small provider challenging the Big Six offers competitive pricing, great customer service, and paperless billing that's very easy to manage. This deal is based on a WV1 (Wolverhampton) postcode.
Best energy deals in Scotland
Octopus 12M Fixed | Fixed for 12 months | £75.79 per month | £909.44 per year
Octopus has won the prestigious Uswitch Supplier of the Year award, twice, and they have a loyal customer base despite the fact that they've only been in operation for four years. Fair prices, commitment to renewables, and excellent customer service make Octopus our best green energy supplier.
How to get a cheap energy deal
Using an energy comparison tool like ours is a trusty way to get the best deal for your home as there are a few variables to consider when shopping for energy, – your home's location, layout, and your usage – so comparing energy tariffs isn't always simple. For starters, having a recent bill to hand showing how much you have used and paid in previous months is very handy.
When you buy energy you may start on a fixed term tariff. When comparing deals, compare the lengths of these tariffs as they can be between 12 and 24 months meaning the guaranteed cost you pay is set for a certain length of time. A fixed term tariff will tend to work out to be the cheapest so try not to get lured in by cheap variable tariffs that could sting you in a few months if prices rise.
What does a fixed tariff mean?
A fixed energy tariff guarantees that a unit of energy will be sold to you at the same price for the duration of the fixed term (usually a year). You'll stay pay for the energy you use, but your costs per unit will not go up.
Will I have to pay to switch energy suppliers?
That depends on the terms of your current contract – some energy providers will charge you an exit fee if you want to leave mid-contract, so take those into account if you're considering switching. Plenty offer no-exit-fee contract, though, so if you're not sure you'll want to stay with the same provider for the whole year, that's something to pay attention to. Other than that standard exit fee, it won't cost you anything to switch.