Tick-tock: Many UK households just days away from energy bill rises of more than £200

25th June 2015


UK households have just days to look for a new energy supplier as many across the country will see an average price rise in their energy bills of £97.55 when five fixed tariffs expire at the end of the June.

Switching site Gocompare.com has warned that EDF, Npower, Scottish Power and First:Utility all have tariffs due to expire on 30 June, meaning that customers who fail to shop around and switch to a better deal will face an average 9.21% increase in their energy bills when they are rolled onto their suppliers’ standard tariffs.

Customers in the so-called Norweb region, which includes Manchester, Bolton and Lancaster, are set to be hit the hardest. Households in the region which are currently on the expiring EDF Fixed Price 2015 tariff, will see a huge £207.99, or 22%, average rise in their energy bills when they are automatically rolled onto EDF’s £1,154.52 a year standard variable tariff.

Impact of tariffs coming to an end on Tuesday 30 June

Supplier Tariff coming to an end End date   Dual fuel?   Annual cost    Annual cost of standard tariff    Difference(£ and %)
EDF Fixed Price 2015 30/06/15   Yes £1,154.53 £180.20 (18.49%)
EDF Blue +Price Promise June 2015 30/06/15   Yes 1,098.19 £1,154.53 £56.34 (5.13%)
First:Utility iSave Fixed v12 June 2015 30/06/15   Yes 1,052.14 £1,134.85 £82.70 (7.29%)
Npower Online Price Fix June 2015 30/06/15   Yes 1,086.37 1,169.33 £82.96 (7.64%)
Scottish Power Online Fixed Price Energy June 2015 30/06/15   Yes 1,080.85 1,166.37 £85.52 (7.91%)
Isupply iFix (pre 22nd May 2014) 30/06/15   No £61.65 (13.75%)

Caroline Lloyd, energy spokesperson at Gocompare.com, said: “With some very competitive tariffs on the market at the moment, households are really doing themselves a disservice by not shopping around when their fixed tariff expires. With warmer weather on the way the last thing on most people’s minds is heating bills. However, tariff changes during the summer months could have big implications for upcoming winter bills.

“It only takes a few minutes and an energy bill to get online and find out if you could be getting a better deal on your energy elsewhere. With some tariffs costing less than £1,000 a year, some households could see significant savings by switching.”

Top 10 cheapest dual fuel tariffs

Supplier Tariff Tariff type Annual cost Early exit fees
GB Energy Supply Premium Energy Saver Variable £869.99 None
first:utility iSave Fixed July 2016 Fixed £913 £30 per fuel
Flow Energy Connect Fixed £913 None
GnERGY Fixed June 2016 v1 Fixed £915 £25 per fuel
extraenergy Fresh Fixed Price Sept 2016 v2 Fixed £925 £25 per fuel
Green Star Energy Rate Saver 12 Month Fixed 1506 Paperless Fixed £926 £30 per fuel
OVO Energy Better Energy Fixed (All Online) Fixed £932 None
Cooperative Energy Fair & Square May 2016 Fixed £944 £20 per fuel
Sainsbury’s Energy Fixed Price June 2016 Fixed £946 £30 per fuel
ScottishPower Online Fixed Price Energy June 2016 Fixed £946 None


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