Scottish Power avoid the increases of 10% & 19% by switching to Online energy Saver 14
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Scottish Power avoid the increases of 10% & 19% by switching to Online energy Saver 14

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Found 29th Jun 2011
YOU CAN ALSO GET THIS DEAL IF YOU ARE NOT A SCOTTISH POWER CUSTOMER!!

If you are currently with Scottish Power for Gas & Electric and have been informed that your prices are going to be increased by 19% for Gas and 10% on Electric, it is time to move to their Online Energy Saver 14 as this tariff is not affected by the price increase.

I was on online energy saver 11 and was haveing an increase as stated above, but have now switched to the Online Energy Saver 14 and the prices are the same as my online energy saver 11.

You will need to call Scottish Power to make the switch, but no sure how long this will last for before they stop people switching so you may need to act fast.

The rates for the East Midlans are No Standing Charge and as below.

Gas rates
Standing charge No standing charge
Units tier 1 6.2103p per kwh for the first 2680 kwh p.a.
(6.5208p inc. VAT)
Units tier 2 2.6250p per kwh for the rest(2.7563p inc. VAT)

Electricity Rates
Standing charge No standing charge
Day rate - tier 1 16.9550p per kwh for the first 900 kwh p.a.(17.8028p inc. VAT)
Day rate - tier 2 9.5870p per kwh for the rest(10.0664p inc. VAT)
Night rate 4.6560p per kwh(4.8888p inc. VAT)
Rates without VAT are presented for comparison purposes, total cost and savings are always inclusive of VAT

Our Online Energy Saver 14 guarantees that your prices will be a minimum of 2% below our standard monthly Direct Debit (No Standing Charge) prices – right the way through to 31st August 2012.*

I know this deal might not be for everyone but will save me in the region of £265

When I logged into my account this morning for the first time I got the message to say

Online Energy Saver 14
Great News!

Your prices are unaffected by our price increase.

The telephone number is 0845 270 0700

Our lines are open Monday to Friday
8am - 7pm, Saturday 8.30am-1pm,
local rates apply.

29 Comments

Original Poster

Don't forget that all of the other companies still have to put their prices up yet when you do comparisons.

I'm with ScottishPower, so this looks good to me - but would appreciate someone explaining why this is getting cold votes.

I will normally wait for Quidco or TCB when they are offering cashback on utility companies. For example, last year July, I signed up Scottish Power online energy deal through Quidco with £80 cashback.

this is for people already with scotish power.....

Original Poster

My price increase rates taken from the email I received if I did not take this deal were

Elec Current New
First 225KWH 16.955p 21.216p Plus the vat on top of this at 5%
All Day remaining 9.587p 10.672p "
Night Units 4.65p 5.578p "

Gas Current New

First 670KW 5.339p 7.616p Plus VAT @5%
All Day remaining 2.162p 3.477p "

Original Poster

If you are not with Scottish Power you can still join this deal as well it is not just for existing customers

Original Poster

Biggushlong

this is for people already with scotish power.....




It is also for new customers

I looked at this recently but took a slightly higher FIXED rate until June 2013.
These prices will rise in the next few months again.
The difference for the 2 year protection was £5 per month....

thanks for pointing this out,i'm with scottish power and seems better for me to change to this,though after holding on phone for 15 minutes,seems i need an up to date meter reading to switch over to this tariff,so bear in mind if u go for this,have a meter reading ready as i will need to call back again

Thanks for this adrian2000....We are with Scottish Power at moment on the 'Online Energy Saver 11' for electricity only and have up until now been very impressed with our monthly charges. Now with the price increases we shall definitely look into changing to the 14 ......many thanks

All it says is that it'll be cheaper than the standard tariff by 2%, hence when prices go up by 19% in August, this will go up as well

Ive done this and from 11 to 14 the differences are.
1. All depending on what gas and elec you use but the 1st 225 electric kwatts and 670kwatts gas have risen by about 23% ish before the lower rate kicks in.
2. IF you swop over to 14 then there will be no rise this time but the prices you pay compared with 11 BEFORE the august 1st rise are:
ELECTRIC..........1st 225 k/w = approx 1% more . after 225k/w = 2% more
GAS...................1st 670 k/w = approx 17%more after 670 k/w = 21% more
So to sum up electric roughly no rise till next time and gas approx 20% overall.

Still better than the 11 tariff if your already with SP.
But i have to say allot better for me personally because i do not use much gas /elec so avoiding the high % before low rates.
Just remember your tied in for another year though
Hope this explains all
pete

Cant understand why this is cold as this is a good deal for those especially with SP. unless its because its all about rises in gas and elec.
Until the rises rate 11 was about the cheapest anywhere .

Edited by: "peterdarlison" 29th Jun 2011

Guswold

I'm with ScottishPower, so this looks good to me - but would appreciate … I'm with ScottishPower, so this looks good to me - but would appreciate someone explaining why this is getting cold votes.



1: By changing now you will immediately be paying a higher rate

2: They will raise the tarrifs on this product

3: You'll be locking yourself to Scottish power for another year

4: You won't gain any cashback for switching to a different supplier


I'll be notifying Scottish Power that I'll be rejecting their price increase on the 31st of July, which will ensure I'll be on my old tarrifs until the switch goes through, which can take up to two months.

By the end of July the majority of other power companies will have published what their price rises will be, if you change supplier now God only know how much they'll raise their tarrifs by, but you can be sure that they will.

Energy companies offer no incentives to stay with them, I change as often as possible to make the most of the cashback offers available, I got £100 cashback when moving to Scottish Power which to date has saved me over 20% of my energy costs.

check your prices with other companies first, I'm currently with Scottish Power and when they offered me both these tariffs i found other companies a lot cheaper, I am now transferring to another company and £40 cashback. Don't forget Online Energy Saver 14 is not a fixed priced tariff, just 2% below the 'high' standard tariff.

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adrian2000

Don't forget that all of the other companies still have to put their … Don't forget that all of the other companies still have to put their prices up yet when you do comparisons.


EDF have announced price rises of 18% electric / 22% gas from July 13th.

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peterdarlison

Ive done this and from 11 to 14 the differences are.1. All depending on … Ive done this and from 11 to 14 the differences are.1. All depending on what gas and elec you use but the 1st 225 electric kwatts and 670kwatts gas have risen by about 23% ish before the lower rate kicks in.2. IF you swop over to 14 then there will be no rise this time but the prices you pay compared with 11 BEFORE the august 1st rise are:ELECTRIC..........1st 225 k/w = approx 1% more . after 225k/w = 2% moreGAS...................1st 670 k/w = approx 17%more after 670 k/w = 21% moreSo to sum up electric roughly no rise till next time and gas approx 20% overall.Still better than the 11 tariff if your already with SP.But i have to say allot better for me personally because i do not use much gas /elec so avoiding the high % before low rates.Just remember your tied in for another year though Hope this explains all peteCant understand why this is cold as this is a good deal for those especially with SP. unless its because its all about rises in gas and elec.Until the rises rate 11 was about the cheapest anywhere .


see post 13 to understand why its a really bad deal to go for this deal.

The Co-Op are currently 19% cheaper for me than the Scottish Power increased energy saver 12 price.
They have an offer of £50 off the first bill (until 22nd July)

They don't have a cancellation fee so I can switch again if they increase prices.

If you are on Scottish Power energy saver 12 you can switch supplier before 1st August without having to pay the cancellation fee.

"*If you notify us that you wish to cancel your agreement before 1st August 2011 and we receive a request for your supply from another supplier within 15 working days, we will not apply the price increase or the cancellation fee for your product."

Original Poster

The Fox

check your prices with other companies first, I'm currently with Scottish … check your prices with other companies first, I'm currently with Scottish Power and when they offered me both these tariffs i found other companies a lot cheaper, I am now transferring to another company and £40 cashback. Don't forget Online Energy Saver 14 is not a fixed priced tariff, just 2% below the 'high' standard tariff.



But the company and the tariff you are changing to could be increased by 19% anyday in line with Scottish Power.

If Scottish Power decide to change this pricing , they have to give you at least 30 days notice and you will not have to pay penalty fees to leave as they have changed the contract, (by changing the prices) and if you read the terms and conditions it states.

9.8 If we increase the price or vary other terms of the Agreement to your significant disadvantage we will notify you of that increase or variation by giving you at least 30 calendar days’ notice before the date the increase or variation takes effect.
If you do not accept the increase or variation you are entitled to end the Agreement by giving us notice to end the Agreement, at any time prior to the increase or variation taking effect.

If you give us that notice, the increase or variation will not take place.

However the increase or variation will come into effect if, within 15 Working Days of you giving that notice to us, we do not receive notification through the relevant supply industry processes that another Electricity Supplier will begin to supply the Premises within a reasonable


13.5 We may increase any of the prices and/or charges at any time or from time to time and we may reduce any of the prices and/or charges at any time or from time to time. If we so increase any of the prices and/or charges, we will notify you in accordance with Condition(s) 5.8 and/or 9.8 (as applicable).


adrian2000

But the company and the tariff you are changing to could be increased by … But the company and the tariff you are changing to could be increased by 19% anyday in line with Scottish Power.


the company I am changing to are still doing fixed price tafiffs based on current prices unlike Scottish Power who have withdrawn those and put new fixed prices based on their new prices.
so I have applied for a fixed rate which is a lot lower than Scottish Power are offering.

the company I am changing to are still doing fixed price tafiffs based on … the company I am changing to are still doing fixed price tafiffs based on current prices unlike Scottish Power who have withdrawn those and put new fixed prices based on their new prices.so I have applied for a fixed rate which is a lot lower than Scottish Power are offering.



what company?

Please do a price comparison before changing to this. Prices vary postcode to postcode.So Scottish Power may not be your best deal.

The whole industry needs a shake up, it is so hard to make sure you are paying the cheapest for your electric and gas.

In my area npower are cheapest.

I always do a comparison then before moving tariff I call as well and make them check my calcs that I have done online.

Found it is best to make them tell you which is the cheapest tariff based on your consumption over the last year,

csiman

see post 13 to understand why its a really bad deal to go for this deal.


I hear you but my view is this:


1: By changing now you will immediately be paying a higher rate

True but only on gas supply for 5 weeks till new prices take effect and you wont use much gas extra in summer so negligable. Electric as said is about the same price.

2: They will raise the tarrifs on this product

Only if they decide to raise gas and electric prices again in the future , they wont raise this tariff on its own!!

3: You'll be locking yourself to Scottish power for another year

True but ive already said this

4: You won't gain any cashback for switching to a different supplier

Also true if it pays out but most people who change to this tariff are prob with SP and less than 12 mths anyway so have already had their £60 cashback paid already

And 5th. Why do some people have to be so bl***dy corrective all the time, does it make you feel good to be so argumentative. ffs

adamjamesdavies

Please do a price comparison before changing to this. Prices vary … Please do a price comparison before changing to this. Prices vary postcode to postcode.So Scottish Power may not be your best deal.The whole industry needs a shake up, it is so hard to make sure you are paying the cheapest for your electric and gas. In my area npower are cheapest. I always do a comparison then before moving tariff I call as well and make them check my calcs that I have done online.Found it is best to make them tell you which is the cheapest tariff based on your consumption over the last year,



Also excellent advice

peterdarlison

Ive done this and from 11 to 14 the differences are.1. All depending on … Ive done this and from 11 to 14 the differences are.1. All depending on what gas and elec you use but the 1st 225 electric kwatts and 670kwatts gas have risen by about 23% ish before the lower rate kicks in.2. IF you swop over to 14 then there will be no rise this time but the prices you pay compared with 11 BEFORE the august 1st rise are:ELECTRIC..........1st 225 k/w = approx 1% more . after 225k/w = 2% moreGAS...................1st 670 k/w = approx 17%more after 670 k/w = 21% moreSo to sum up electric roughly no rise till next time and gas approx 20% overall.Still better than the 11 tariff if your already with SP.But i have to say allot better for me personally because i do not use much gas /elec so avoiding the high % before low rates.Just remember your tied in for another year though Hope this explains all peteCant understand why this is cold as this is a good deal for those especially with SP. unless its because its all about rises in gas and elec.Until the rises rate 11 was about the cheapest anywhere .

The Fox

check your prices with other companies first, I'm currently with Scottish … check your prices with other companies first, I'm currently with Scottish Power and when they offered me both these tariffs i found other companies a lot cheaper, I am now transferring to another company and £40 cashback. Don't forget Online Energy Saver 14 is not a fixed priced tariff, just 2% below the 'high' standard tariff.


I hear you but my view is this:


1: By changing now you will immediately be paying a higher rate

True but only on gas supply for 5 weeks till new prices take effect and you wont use much gas extra in summer so negligable. Electric as said is about the same price.

2: They will raise the tarrifs on this product

Only if they decide to raise gas and electric prices again in the future , they wont raise this tariff on its own!!

3: You'll be locking yourself to Scottish power for another year

True but ive already said this

4: You won't gain any cashback for switching to a different supplier

Also true if it pays out but most people who change to this tariff are prob with SP and less than 12 mths anyway so have already had their £60 cashback paid already

And 5th. Why do some people have to be so bl***dy corrective all the time, does it make you feel good to be so argumentative. ffs


Good move if you've been with them 12 months as there is a penalty clause if not!!
Pete

peterdarlison

Good move if you've been with them 12 months as there is a penalty clause … Good move if you've been with them 12 months as there is a penalty clause if not!!Pete



Quote from email received from Scottish Power.......................
'Your current product of Online Energy Reward is due to expire on 31st July 2011. As part of this product agreement there is a cancellation fee, however, by using your Right to Cancel, you will not be charged this fee should you wish to change supplier.'

kiwikeen

1: By changing now you will immediately be paying a higher rate2: They … 1: By changing now you will immediately be paying a higher rate2: They will raise the tarrifs on this product3: You'll be locking yourself to Scottish power for another year4: You won't gain any cashback for switching to a different supplierI'll be notifying Scottish Power that I'll be rejecting their price increase on the 31st of July, which will ensure I'll be on my old tarrifs until the switch goes through, which can take up to two months.By the end of July the majority of other power companies will have published what their price rises will be, if you change supplier now God only know how much they'll raise their tarrifs by, but you can be sure that they will. Energy companies offer no incentives to stay with them, I change as often as possible to make the most of the cashback offers available, I got £100 cashback when moving to Scottish Power which to date has saved me over 20% of my energy costs.



Many thanks for this detailed and informative reply - appreciate you taking the time to do that.

Original Poster

kiwikeen
Guswold
I'm with ScottishPower, so this looks good to me - but would appreciate someone explaining why this is getting cold votes.


1: By changing now you will immediately be paying a higher rate
"Wrong" by moving to this I am saving 19% & 10% respectively, as the tarrif I am on is increasing in price.

2: They will raise the tarrifs on this product
"Wrong" They have already stated that online Energy Saver 14 is not affected by the price rise.

3: You'll be locking yourself to Scottish power for another year
"Wrong" If they increase the prices on this tarriff then you have the right to leave "without penalty" as per their terms and conditions which I have already posted earlier.

4: You won't gain any cashback for switching to a different supplier
"Correct" But cashback is not everything if the prices are not cheaper. If I could get a cheaper tarrif with cashback then I would 100% be switching to that tarrif. Also at present there is not many good cashback deals out there at the moment.

By switching to this tarriff you are only locking yourself in for 12 months if they do not increase the price, if they increase the price you have the right to leave without penalty!!
Edited by: "adrian2000" 30th Jun 2011

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adrian2000

kiwikeenGuswoldI'm with ScottishPower, so this looks good to me - but … kiwikeenGuswoldI'm with ScottishPower, so this looks good to me - but would appreciate someone explaining why this is getting cold votes.1: By changing now you will immediately be paying a higher rate "Wrong" by moving to this I am saving 19% & 10% respectively, as the tarrif I am on is increasing in price.2: They will raise the tarrifs on this product"Wrong" They have already stated that online Energy Saver 14 is not affected by the price rise.3: You'll be locking yourself to Scottish power for another year"Wrong" If they increase the prices on this tarriff then you have the right to leave "without penalty" as per their terms and conditions which I have already posted earlier.4: You won't gain any cashback for switching to a different supplier"Correct" But cashback is not everything if the prices are not cheaper. If I could get a cheaper tarrif with cashback then I would 100% be switching to that tarrif. Also at present there is not many good cashback deals out there at the moment.By switching to this tarriff you are only locking yourself in for 12 months if they do not increase the price, if they increase the price you have the right to leave without penalty!!


1. your current tariff hasnt increased YET. By the time it has, your new tariff will have probably gone up as well.

2. They say that NOW. They can put the price up tomorrow as per T&Cs

Original Poster

2. They say that NOW. They can put the price up tomorrow as per T&Cs

If they do you just leave and look for another supplier or tarriff. As mentioned you can leave without any penalty.
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