Found 16th Nov 2016
I need to switch gas and leccy supplier as my deal ends on 25/11/16. I'm with Eon at the moment on Uswitch Fixed 1 collective Oct 2015 tariff and based on what I've paid over the last 12 months they want to charge me £330 more (based on the same usage) by opting for their eon energy fixed 2 year v9 dual tariff.

I know there is a forum collective switch but there are no details for comparisons from what I can see so I'm asking you good and decent people for advice on what the best deals are out there (excluding british gas who I won't use ever again after poor customer service).

My consumption over the next 12 months will be approximately 14,500 kWh GAS and 4,500 kWh leccy (was 4,843 kWh but just gone all out led lighting so should save a bit there).

I do like a deal with cashback too!

Thanks in advance for any advice

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check out octopus energy - cheaper than OVO for me which are normally the cheapest in my area

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chocci

check out octopus energy - cheaper than OVO for me which are normally the … check out octopus energy - cheaper than OVO for me which are normally the cheapest in my area


Cheers I will check it now.

I just had a look at economyenergy.co.uk and the gas is £53 cheaper than what I paid last 12m but leccy is £75 more. Might not necessarily be cheaper do do a dual fuel switch.

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chocci

check out octopus energy - cheaper than OVO for me which are normally the … check out octopus energy - cheaper than OVO for me which are normally the cheapest in my area


Just checked octopus and gas is £21 more and leccy is £111 more oO thanks anyway

After looking into it a bit more electricity has gone up about 20% across the board in the last 12 months probably to combat use of led bulbs. It's disgusting how prices are fixed by the big 6.

Actually Octopus might be the best option for electric and there's £20 Quidco.
Edited by: "Madchester" 16th Nov 2016

Prices are on the way up, check the brokers like moneysavingexperts energy club, uswich or the one on by hotukdeals on the main page. No one unless they live in the same area as you can advise on the best deal for you.

Original Poster

I've found the best deal which is iSupplyEnergy's "iFix 33-Month Aug19" tariff 33 month fixed (next 3 winters) with £30 cashback off mse. Result.

I'm in Norweb area

Co Op fix till Feb 18.

Or try first utilitys 1 year deal on duel fuel via topcashback for a nice £101 cash back

topcashback.co.uk/fir…ty/

tomdavidrichards

http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cheapenergyclubRegister with this for … http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/cheapenergyclubRegister with this for cheapest current deal and receive 34.63€ (£30) cashback



I believe their collective switch has not been available for weeks.

landros1

I believe their collective switch has not been available for weeks.




Its energy club compares all deals available to you and makes switching easy

Its now cheaper NOT to go with dual fuel switching... but somewhat more time consuming to find the deals which are cheaper...not all the best deals are listed on the comparison websites i.e. the CMA findings and recommendations.

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i think with possible inflation looming a 3 winter fix could be the way.

I second the comment to separate your fuel suppliers.
I've just signed up to npower for gas and I was with better energy before and daligas before BE. For electric I'm with extraenergy and have been for the past two years. I'm in the norweb area too.

I've lobbed your usage figures into my spreadsheet and I find the following:

Dual fuel - Economy Energy Direct Saver at £1019.84
Electric only - extraenergy Fresh Fixed Price Nov 2017 v1 at £553.69
Gas only - npower - Online Price Fix December 2017 at £406.22

Forgot to mention £25 Quidco has tracked for the npower gas switch too

HTH


Don't know if this is allowed?

Beware people. BBC money box quote today 18/11/2016 :-

Phantoms haunt energy bills

If your energy bill says ‘you can save £42 by moving to our new offer” beware. You may in fact only save £4. The supplier is not lying. It is just following the rules laid down by the regulator Ofgem since 2014. It introduced the calculation method even though it was warned it would be misleading. It is also the method used by almost all price comparison websites. So most of the savings they promise are also exaggerated.

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jjaack

Don't know if this is allowed?Beware people. BBC money box quote today … Don't know if this is allowed?Beware people. BBC money box quote today 18/11/2016 :-Phantoms haunt energy billsIf your energy bill says ‘you can save £42 by moving to our new offer” beware. You may in fact only save £4. The supplier is not lying. It is just following the rules laid down by the regulator Ofgem since 2014. It introduced the calculation method even though it was warned it would be misleading. It is also the method used by almost all price comparison websites. So most of the savings they promise are also exaggerated.


The prices are in black and white so how can calculations on savings be wrong? I don't get it.

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devilsadv0cate

I've lobbed your usage figures into my spreadsheet and I find the … I've lobbed your usage figures into my spreadsheet and I find the following:Dual fuel - Economy Energy Direct Saver at £1019.84Electric only - extraenergy Fresh Fixed Price Nov 2017 v1 at £553.69Gas only - npower - Online Price Fix December 2017 at £406.22Forgot to mention £25 Quidco has tracked for the npower gas switch tooHTH


Thanks. I will check this out this weekend.

tomdavidrichards

Its energy club compares all deals available to you and makes switching … Its energy club compares all deals available to you and makes switching easy



It is the MSE collective switch I was referring to.

landros1

It is the MSE collective switch I was referring to.



I know but there's loads of good deals in there

tomdavidrichards

I know but there's loads of good deals in there



I totally agree with you. MSE has saved me buckets on cash in the past.
It still pays to use all comparison sites as I have £36+coppers cashback from TCB but only paying £30 at MSE.
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