Simplicity Energy

simplicity energy

Established is 2017 under the name Arizona Energy Simplicity changed their name to the one now used in 2018. As a small UK energy company their aim is to make energy simple.

Simplicity promises reasonable prices which in actual numbers puts them just outside the top 10 budget energy suppliers. Their 2020Cabbge tariff did rank as the 8th cheapest overall in August 2020 but this is the first time in tracking UK energy prices that Simplicity got a tariff is the top 10.

Simplicity Energy ceased trading

Simplicity ceased trading in January 2021 and their customers were transferred over to British Gas Evolve. Consumers' gas and electricity supply is protected and existing credit with Simplicity is also protected.

British Gas Evolve is a very poor customer rated supplier. At the time of the transfer its Trustpilot rating was 2.2 out of 5 with 80% of customers leaving bad feedback. In comparison Simplicity was rated as 4.3 out of 5 with a much lower 13% bad feedback score.

British Gas Evolve is generally more expensive than other energy providers and doesn't have great customer feedback. Our list of the best UK energy suppliers will show you which companies are highly rated by customers.

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Simplicity Energy reviews

Simplicity Energy customer reviews are mostly positive with a Trustpilot rating of 4.3 out of 5 over 2,124 reviews. There are fewer reviews on Google, but of the 96 reviews the rating was a lower score of 3 out of 5. There does seem to be several people leaving lower ratings due to newly installed smart meters not working.

Simplicity Energy tariffs

Month price checked Tariff Name Electricity daily standing charge Electricity pence per KWh Gas daily standing charge Gas pence per KWh
August 2020 2020Cabbage 18.89 13.726 18.43 2.314
August 2020 Cauliflower20 18.53 13.464 20.68 2.598
August 2020 2020Swede 19.06 13.850 21.27 2.672
August 2020 2020PassionFruit 19.31 14.032 21.55 2.707
August 2020 2020Turnip 18.81 14.076 20.89 2.857
August 2020 PlantATree18 20.42 14.835 22.79 2.862
August 2020 2020Spinach 20.42 14.835 22.79 2.862
August 2020 Simply Variable 24.50 17.801 27.34 3.434

As with many tariffs, particularly from the newer suppliers the tariffs that Simplicity offer are all online only so you won't get a bill through the post and payment is by direct debit. Apart from their standard variable tariff all of their energy plans are fixed for 12 or 18 months with a £35 per fuel early exit fee.

The current cheapest tariff from Simplicity is 2020Cabbage which would cost the average UK household £839.45 a year or £69.95 a month. The 2020Cabbage tariff is their cheapest 12 month fixed deal but they do offer a longer 18 month fixed tariff.

Simplicity's PlantATree18 and 2020Spinach are 18 month fixed price tariffs at the same price. The only difference between the two is that the PlantATree18 tariff plants a tree every month on your behalf.

Simplicity Energy Simply Variable tariff

The Simply Variable tariff is by far the most costly energy tariff to be on, costing £1,153 per year compared to their 2020Cabbage tariff costing £839.45 a year. Standard variable, standard rate or evergreen tariffs are the most expensive energy you can get from your supplier. You will automatically default to these plans if you do not actively switch to a cheaper deal at the end of your current tariff.

You can do a comparison yourself to find out of you are overpaying for your energy and switch to a cheaper energy deal.