E.ON launches cheapest energy deal on the market as ‘big six’ rise to the challenge of the smaller firms

29th October 2014

E.ON Energy has launched the cheapest energy deal on the market, marking the first time a big six supplier has topped the best buy tables this year.

Tom Lyon, energy expert at comparison site uSwitch.com, said it’s aggressive pricing follows a string of competitive tariff launches over the past few weeks and is the latest proof that competition between suppliers is hotting up as temperatures cool down.

He added: “Small suppliers have dominated the top of the table so far this year, but we’re now seeing bigger suppliers, including E.ON Energy, British Gas (through Sainsbury’s Energy) npower and SSE, retaliating with more competitive deals. This big six fightback is great news for consumers, who are the ultimate winners in the continuing battle for the top spot.”

Best Buy plans paying by monthly Direct Debit (as of 29 October 2014)
Supplier Plan Name Average Bill Size (£) Tariff type
 E.ON Energy  E.ON Energy Fixed 1 Year v12 (paperless billing) £965 Fixed
Extra Energy Fresh Fixed Price Dec 2015 v1 £974 Fixed
First Utility iSave Fixed November 2015 (v35) £977 Fixed
OVO Energy Better Energy (all Online) £998 Fixed
npower Online Price Fix November 2015 £1,000 Fixed
Green Star Energy Rate Saver 12M Fixed 1410 (paperless) £1,004 Fixed
Sainsbury’s Energy (powered by British Gas) Fixed Price October 2015 £1,009 Fixed
ScottishPower Online Fixed Price Energy December 2015 £1,012 Fixed
The Cooperative Energy Fair & Square December 2015 £1,021 Fixed
SSE SSE Direct £1,029 Fixed

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