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Cheapest Gas and Electricity Suppliers 2019

You can find the current cheapest gas and electricity supplier listed below. This is a comparison of gas and electricity companies to find the lowest price for UK customers.

These prices are regularly updated and are calculated using Ofgem's official average usage figures1 for low, medium and high energy user households.

Figures assume you are a dual fuel user, are not on Economy 7 and pay by Direct Debit. Some basic assumptions have to be made for comparisons as energy companies have so many tariffs which vary based on several factors. For the typical UK household these will be the cheapest suppliers of gas and electricity.

Who is The Cheapest Energy Supplier for Average Medium Energy User Households?

The pattern again this month is falling energy prices if you are prepared to switch. The cheapest gas and electric tariffs are cheaper than last month for all energy users. The tariff gap is even greater, in fact a £75 larger price gap so users on the worst tariffs can save £676 for average energy usage customers. All you need to do is switch.

Cheapest Gas and Electricity Tariff


£848
Tariff One Variable 5.0
Annual Cost £848
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

Difference between Cheapest and most Expensive Tariff

 £679  If you are an average energy usage household on the most expensive tariff you would be paying £679 more than the cheapest. Take a look below to see what the cheapest energy tariff is for you.

Most consumers do not compare gas and electricity online and so are not aware of the vast difference in price their can be will all the tariffs.

However price is not the only factor with brand loyalty and customer service among other factors being important to consumers. You can read about some of the common mistakes that you can avoid when switching to ensure that you not only save money but also have a stress free experience.

Cheapest Fixed Tariff


£869
Tariff Zara Tariff (12 Month Fixed)
Annual Cost £874
Features 12 Month Fixed, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

Cheapest Big 6 Tariff


£919
Tariff Easy Online Exclusive Jul20v3
Annual Cost £919
Features Fixed until 31 July 2020, £35 per fuel cancellation fee, Big 6 Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

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energy switching tip For historical purposes you can see the historically cheapest tariffs that were available previously below.

* May 2019 *

Who is The Cheapest Energy Supplier for the Average Medium Energy Users?

The pattern again this month is falling energy prices if you are prepared to switch. The cheapest gas and electric tariffs are cheaper than last month for all energy users. The tariff gap is even greater, in fact a £75 larger price gap so users on the worst tariffs can save £676 for average energy usage customers. All you need to do is switch.

Cheapest Gas and Electricity Tariff


£851
Tariff One Variable 4.0
Annual Cost £851
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

Looks like this month Outfox the Market has beaten Utility Point with their One Variable 4.0 tariff as the lowest cost gas and electricity tariff.

Difference between Cheapest and most Expensive Tariff

 £676  If you are an average energy usage household on the most expensive tariff you would be paying £676 more than the cheapest. Take a look below to see what the cheapest energy tariff is for you.

Most consumers do not compare gas and electricity online and so are not aware of the vast difference in price their can be will all the tariffs.

However price is not the only factor with brand loyalty and customer service among other factors being important to consumers. You can read about some of the common mistakes that you can avoid when switching to ensure that you not only save money but also have a stress free experience.

So for May 2019 the cheapest tariff is from Outfox the Market with their One Variable 4.0 tariff costing £851. If you are on the most expensive tariff you would be paying £1527 which is the Ebico Zero Green Fixed v3 tariff from Ebico.

The difference between the cheapest and most expensive for the average household energy usage is £676. Last month the difference was only £601.

Cheapest Fixed Tariff


£874
Tariff FIX'D 19X 6.0
Annual Cost £874
Features 12 Month Fixed, £30 per fuel cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

The cheapest fixed tariff this month is from Utility Point that continues to be the cheapest gas and electricity supplier. As we have seen prices rise overall recently their new Just Up 19 Wk11 Direct tariff is £926 for the average household up from £913 with their previous tariff.

Cheapest Big 6 Tariff


£938
Tariff Energy Plus Protection Green May 2020
Annual Cost £938
Features 12 Month Fixed, £30 per fuel cancellation fee, Big 6 Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

The cheapest Big 6 energy tariff is the Energy Plus Protection Green May 2020 from British Gas costing £938. Lasts months cheapest Big 6 tariff was £968 so you can save yourself £30 more thios month compared to last month with a Big 6 supplier.

Cheapest Low Energy Usage Tariff


£576
Tariff One Variable 4.0
Annual Cost £576
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

Outfox the Market beat Utility Point this month for the lowest prices tariff for low energy usage households. Savings are even better compared to last month with the low uasage tariff costing £576 rather than £602 last month.

Cheapest High Energy Usage Tariff


£1,196
Tariff One Variable 4.0
Annual Cost £1,196
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

For high gas and electricity users Outfox the Market has the lowest cost tariff costing £1,196 which is cheaper than last months tariff costing £1,234.

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energy switching tip For historical purposes you can see the historically cheapest tariffs that were available previously below.

* March 2019 *

Who is The Cheapest Energy Supplier for the Average Medium Energy Users?

Cheapest Gas and Electricity Tariff


£883
Tariff UP Variable Direct Feb19
Annual Cost £883
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

For the second month in a row the cheapest over tariff for the average household based on Ofgem average usage figures for gas and electricity is once again Utility Point with their UP Variable Direct Feb19 tariff.

Difference between Cheapest and most Expensive Tariff

 £601  If you are an average energy usage household you could be paying £601 more than you need to. Take a look below to see what the cheapest energy tariff is for you.

So for March 2019 the cheapest tariff is from Utility Point with their Just Up 19 Wk11 Direct costing £926. If you are on the most expensive tariff you would be paying £1527 which is the Ebico Zero Green Fixed v3 tariff from Ebico.

The difference between the cheapest and most expensive for the average household energy usage is £601. Last month the difference was only £539.

Cheapest Fixed Tariff


£926
Tariff Just Up 19 Wk11 Direct
Annual Cost £926
Features 17 Month fixed plan, £36 per fuel cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

The cheapest fixed tariff this month is from Utility Point that continues to be the cheapest gas and electricity supplier. As we have seen prices rise overall recently their new Just Up 19 Wk11 Direct tariff is £926 for the average household up from £913 with their previous tariff.

Cheapest Big 6 Tariff


£968
Tariff Easy Online Exclusive Jul20
Annual Cost £968
Features Fixed until July 2020, £35 per fuel cancellation fee, Smart meter installation mandatory
Compare Here For Best Deal

The cheapest Big 6 energy tariff is the cheaper Easy Online Exclusive Jul20 from EDF costing £968. Lasts months cheapest Big 6 tariff was from Scottish Power costing £1002 so you can save yourself £34 switching this month compared to last month.

Cheapest Low Energy Usage Tariff


£602
Tariff UP Variable Direct Feb19
Annual Cost £602
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

Utility Point are again the lowest prices tariff for low energy usage households. The same tariff and the same price for the UP Variable Direct Feb19 tariff as last month.

Cheapest High Energy Usage Tariff


£1,234
Tariff UP Variable Direct Feb19
Annual Cost £1,234
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

For high gas and electricity users for the second month in a row is Utility Point's UP Variable Direct Feb19 tariff costing the same as last month.

* February 2019 *

Who is The Cheapest Energy Supplier for the Average Medium Energy Users?

Cheapest Tariff


£883
Tariff UP Variable Direct Feb19
Annual Cost £883
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

Despite the 10% price increases by the Big 6 this month the cheapest deals from the smaller suppliers have actually decreased slightly. Now the dust has settled and with big potential savings it is a good time to switch and save.

For the average energy consumer the cheapest deal is a variable tariff (UP Variable Direct Feb19) from Utility Point costing £883 a year (£73.58 monthly). Compare this to the most expensive tariff from supplier Green Energy with their Sparkling Summer 2020 at £1422 annually (£118.50 monthly).

The tariff gap for February 2019 works out at massive £539 a year for the average household. That's £44.92 a month more costly than the current cheapest tariff.

There is always a risk with switching to a smaller or new supplier as they tend to take the first monthly payment on the day you join them.

There is also a risk with variable tariffs as the price can increase at any time. This is true for the big 6 and smaller suppliers alike.

The payoff for the cheaper variable tariffs from the smaller suppliers is that you can save a significant amount of money with lower energy costs. Variable tariffs also tend to have no exit fees so you can leave at any time should they suddenly increase their prices.

Cheapest Fixed Tariff


£913
Tariff Just Up 19 Wk7 Direct
Annual Cost £913
Features 18 Month fixed plan, £36 per fuel cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

If you are looking for a fixed tariff then the Just Up 19 Wk7 Direct tariff from Utility Point is fixed for 18 months and is only 30 quid more than the cheapest variable. At the moment this is a really good deal if you are looking for a longer term fix.

Cheapest Big 6 Tariff


£1,002
Tariff Super Saver April 2020 B2
Annual Cost £1,002
Features Fixed until 30 April 2020, £30 per fuel cancellation fee, 0800 contact number
Compare Here For Best Deal

Scottish Power has the cheapest Big 6 tariff if you are looking for the stability of a big supplier although you will be paying nearly a hundred pounds for the privilege. However this will be a lot cheaper than any current standard variable tariff so you will still be making a saving.

Cheapest Low Energy Usage Tariff


£602
Tariff UP Variable Direct Feb19
Annual Cost £602
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

For low energy usage households then the £50ish a month UP Variable Direct Feb19 tariff again from Utility Point is the cheapest totalling £602 a year.

Cheapest High Energy Usage Tariff


£1,234
Tariff UP Variable Direct Feb19
Annual Cost £1,234
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, New Supplier
Compare Here For Best Deal

For those of you who live in a household with high gas and electricity usage your cheapest option is also Utility Point's UP Variable Direct Feb19 tariff costing an annual £1,234 or £102.83 a month.

Disturbingly the highest tariff for a high energy user is the Green Energy Sparkling Summer 2020 tariff costing a massive £1962 per year which is an astonishing is £728 more expensive than cheapest for high energy users.

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* January 2019 *

Who is The Cheapest Energy Supplier for Low Energy Users?

The cheapest overall tariff is from Outfox the Market with their Zapp! September (Low consumption) coming in at £597 for a years gas and electricity bill.

If you are a low energy user this is a good deal being around £30 cheaper than the next lowest which is from The New Zealand owned Powershop. You also get 100% green electricity.

They have had quite a bit of bad press with their recent price increases and changes in Direct Debit payments which is reflected in their low user ratings. You can however leave them at any time as there are no cancellation fees.


£597
Tariff Zapp! September (Low consumption)
Annual Cost £597
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, 100% green electricity
Compare Here For Best Deal

The cheapest overall tariff is from Outfox the Market with their Zapp! September (Low consumption) coming in at £597 for a years gas and electricity bill. If you are a low energy user this is a good deal being around £30 cheaper than the next lowest which is from The New Zealand owned Powershop. You also get 100% green electricity.

They have had quite a bit of bad press with their recent price increases and changes in Direct Debit payments which is reflected in their low user ratings. You can however leave them at any time as there are no cancellation fees.

Outfox the Market is also the cheapest variable tariff supplier. Remember you have the right to cancel any switch within the 14 day cooling off period.

Who is The Cheapest Big 6 Energy Supplier for Low Energy Users?


£708
Tariff Energy Plus Protection Jan 2020
Annual Cost £708
Features Fixed until 31 January 2020, Cancellation fee applies, Includes Central Heating Breakdown cover

For low energy users the cheapest gas and electricity company form the Big 6 is British Gas with their Energy Plus Protection Jan 2020 Tariff. It costs £708 which is £111 more costly than Outfox although with this BG tariff Central Heating Breakdown cover (£99 excess), Plumbing and Drains cover (£60 excess) and Home Electrical cover (£60 excess) is included in the price, valued on its own at £138. A good deal if you need the cover.

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Who is The Cheapest Energy Supplier for Medium Energy Users?


£905
Tariff Zapp! September (Medium consumption)
Annual Cost £905
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, 100% green electricity
Compare Here For Best Deal

For medium energy usage households the lowest price tariff is Outfox the Market's Zapp! September (Medium consumption) with an annual cost of £905 compared to the most expensive at £1354 with Green Energy's Sparkling 2020 tariff.

It shows that you could be potentially paying £449 more if you are on the most expensive energy tariff compared to the cheapest.

There are a few of other suppliers who are very similarly priced being only a few pounds more expensive than Outfox, notably Northumbria Energy and Powershop.

Who is The Cheapest Big 6 Energy Supplier for Medium Energy Users?


£1041
Tariff Energy Plus Protection Jan 2020
Annual Cost £1041
Features Fixed until 31 January 2020, Cancellation fee applies, Includes Central Heating Breakdown cover

The cheapest of the Big 6 is British Gas with their Energy Plus Protection Jan 2020 Tariff. At £1041 it is £136 more expensive than the overall cheapest supplier, however you have Central Heating Breakdown cover (£99 excess), Plumbing and Drains cover (£60 excess) and Home Electrical cover (£60 excess) which is included in the price.

Separately this cover would usually cost £138 so a good deal if you wanted the breakdown cover. Please note that the cover is separate from your tariff so if you switch again your breakdown cover would still be active and paid for separately and you would need to cancel the cover separately too.

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Who is The Cheapest Energy Supplier for High Energy Users?


£1248
Tariff Top Shopper January 2019 Issue 1
Annual Cost £1248
Features Variable rate plan, No cancellation fee, Manage your account online
Compare Here For Best Deal

For medium energy usage households the lowest price tariff is Outfox the Market's Zapp! September (Medium consumption) with an annual cost of £905 compared to the most expensive at £1354 with Green Energy's Sparkling 2020 tariff.

It shows that you could be potentially paying £449 more if you are on the most expensive energy tariff compared to the cheapest.

There are a few of other suppliers who are very similarly priced being only a few pounds more expensive than Outfox, notably Northumbria Energy and Powershop.

Who is The Cheapest Big 6 Energy Supplier for High Energy Users?


£1457
Tariff Energy Plus Protection Jan 2020
Annual Cost £1457
Features Fixed until 31 January 2020, Cancellation fee applies, Includes Central Heating Breakdown cover

The cheapest of the Big 6 is British Gas with their Energy Plus Protection Jan 2020If you want to stick with a Big 6 energy company rather than one of the newer ones then British Gas is again the cheapest gas and electric supplier for high energy users.

Their Energy Plus Protection Jan 2020 tariff which includes breakdown cover comes in at £1457 annually compared to the lowest cost provider at £1243 making it £214 pricier.

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Domestic Energy Usage as Defined by Ofgem

Gas (kWh)
Low : 8,000
Medium : 12,000
High : 17,000
Electricity (kWh)
Low : 1,900
Medium : 3,100
High : 4,600

References

‣ https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/gas/retail-market/monitoring-data-and-statistics/typical-domestic-consumption-values1