The simple way to switch energy

A better energy deal could save you £477*

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Enter your postcode at the top of the page and click on ‘Compare Gas Prices’.

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Enter a few details on your current energy usage to run a full energy price comparison.

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Choose the deal that’s best for you, and let us take care of the rest.

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Why switch your home energy with UKPower?

UK Power is an energy comparison site. We compare gas and electricity suppliers to help you find the cheapest energy prices, switch to a better deal and cut the cost of your energy bills.

Saving is quick

Compare energy deals in minutes and switch supplier to save hundreds on your gas and electricity bills.

Saving is easy

We compare tariffs from a wide range of suppliers, and show you how much you could save by switching - just choose the best deal, and we'll take care of the rest.

Switching is free

You'll pay nothing. The commission is paid by suppliers, and this will not affect the price of any tariff you sign up to using our service.

Switching is hassle-free

The switch should take no longer than 17 days, and there'll be no disruption to your service - gas and electricity will be supplied through the same pipes and cables.

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  • How to switch energy supplier online
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  • Can you switch energy supplier?
  • When is the best time to switch energy supplier?
  • How does home energy differ from business energy?

How to switch energy supplier online

Gas and electric comparison sites take the hassle out of finding the best energy deal - compare energy prices with UKPower and we can start your switch in the time it takes to make a cuppa.

To run an energy price comparison, just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Enter your postcode above and click ‘Compare Energy Prices’
  2. Give us a little more information about your current supplier and energy usage and we’ll compare elctricity tariffs and gas deals from a wide range of providers, including the Big Six and the smaller suppliers.
  3. Choose the deal that’s best for you and we’ll take care of the rest.

It really is that simple. Once you’ve agreed to switch with UKPower, we’ll inform the relevant parties, including your old supplier, and you should be with your new supplier within 17 days.

As with most gas electricity comparison sites, we won’t charge you a penny when you switch energy companies with us - we make our money through commission paid to us by the suppliers. Our comparison service is completely impartial and the commission we make in no way affects the rates you’re charged.

You can compare gas and electricity deals from the same supplier - also known as dual fuel tariffs - or compare gas prices and compare electricity rates separately if you prefer. It might be worth comparing energy prices for each to find out which saves you the most money.

And you can switch energy provider whether you rent or own your home, just make sure you clear it with your landlord or letting agency if you’re living in rented accommodation.

If you’re a business owner looking to save money, switching business energy is one of the simplest ways to cut costs without compromising on the quality of your goods or services.

To switch to a better deal on business gas and electricity, give our switching team a call on 0800 320 2000 or leave us a few details on our business energy switching page and we’ll give you a call back.

What happens when you switch energy suppliers?

Once you’ve agreed to an energy switch, your new and old energy suppliers will get in touch with each other to agree a switching date. Once this date has been agreed, your new supplier will send you a welcome pack outlining the terms of your new deal, as well as any next steps you need to take - the only thing you usually need to do is give them up to date meter readings to make sure your first bill is accurate.

When you switch energy supplier, there’ll be no disruption to your service, your power won’t be cut off at any point, and there’ll be no digging or drilling at your property – your gas and electricity will still get to your home through the existing pipes and cables, it’s just the company supplying it and the rates you pay that will change.

Your energy switch should take no longer than 17 days, which includes a 14-day cooling off period, during which time you can cancel the switch without incurring a penalty.

Can you switch energy supplier?

If you own your own home, you can switch supplier any time you want. If you’re on a standard variable rate deal you can do this without having to pay an exit fee, but if you’re on a fixed rate contract you might find your supplier will charge you for ending the deal early.

If you live in rented accommodation, you should be free to switch provided your gas and electricity bills aren’t included as part of your rental payments. If this is the case, you can still ask your landlord to change energy supplier. If you choose a tariff that comes with a smart meter and you don’t already have one installed, you’ll need to get your landlord’s permission before you sign up.

If you have solar panels, you’re also free to switch supplier. If you’re signed up to a Feed-In Tariff (FIT) with one supplier, you can still switch to a different supplier than the one that makes your FIT payments.

You may find that you can’t switch energy provider if you’re in debt with your current supplier. If you’ve been in debt to your supplier for less than 28 days, this debt will be added to your final bill and you should be free to switch. If the debt is more than 28 days old, you’ll need to pay this off to your old supplier before you can switch.

If you’re on a prepayment meter and you owe £500 or less, you can switch supplier and ask for your outstanding balance to be transferred to your new energy supplier under the Debt Assignment Protocol (DAP). If you owe more than £500 on a prepayment meter, you won’t be able to switch until this debt is reduced.

When is the best time to switch energy supplier?

Energy prices are always fluctuating, but it’s anyone’s guess when - or even if - suppliers will pass on any price changes to customers. The regular turnover of tariffs can make things even more confusing, to the point where it feels almost impossible to know when is the best time to run an energy switch.

That’s where we can help out. To make sure you’re on the best-priced energy deal, we recommend comparing prices to find cheap energy deals every six-to-nine months, or at least a month before your current deal is due to end.

It’s always worth switching energy in the following circumstances:

  • You haven’t switched in over a year – If it’s been a year since you last switched, there’s a good chance your fixed rate deal has ended and you’ll have been moved onto a more expensive variable tariff.
  • Prices are about to go up – When one energy supplier puts up prices, the rest usually follow suit soon after. So, if you hear of any price rises on the horizon, switch to a fixed-rate deal to lock the lower rates in for 12 months or more.
  • Winter is on the way – We all use more energy to light and heat our homes in winter, which means our energy bills will be higher during the darker, colder months. But you can cut those winter bills by switching to a better energy deal before the temperature drops.
  • Your current deal is about to expire – Most fixed-rate tariffs lock prices in for 12 months, and will often charge a penalty if you cut the deal short and switch early. Even so, you can compare energy plans and switch to a new deal, without incurring an early exit penalty, 49 days before your current tariff’s end date.

It’s also worth noting that there are times you should avoid switching energy suppliers. If you’re tied into a fixed rate deal that has an early exit fee, you should avoid switching supplier unless the savings you can make are greater than the exit fees. If the penalty is larger than any potential savings you could make, you should wait until your fixed rate deal has 49 days left to run, when you can switch without charge.

And switching isn't just about finding the cheapest energy supplier, you should consider another supplier if you're not happy with your current supplier's customer service or you're having billing problems.

How does home energy differ from business energy?

We want to take the hassle out of switching electricity and gas for households and businesses across the UK. When switching energy suppliers, it’s worth noting that domestic energy deals differ from business energy deals, and the switching process is very different for both.

The main differences between domestic and business energy switching and supply are:

  • Contract length – Although some domestic energy deal can last up to two years, most fixed rate contracts are taken out over 12 months. But business energy contracts can last up to five years.
  • No dual fuel deals – Domestic customers can usually save money on their energy bills by getting their gas and electricity from the same supplier, but these dual fuel energy deals aren’t available to business customers.
  • Price – Domestic and business energy prices vary for a number of reasons. One being that domestic energy suppliers buy for all their customers several months in advance, while most business energy suppliers will only buy gas and electricity once a contract is agreed, and just enough energy to last the length of the contract. If, for instance, a business agrees a three-year deal with an energy supplier, that supplier will buy enough gas and electricity for the full three-year period. Business users also have to pay additional fees, such as the Climate Change Levy, and are charged VAT at a rate of 20% compared to domestic users who are charged 5%. Even so, business can often negotiate cheaper rates than households. To get a great deal on commercial energy, run a business energy comparison with UKPower.

To find out more ways in which business energy differs from domestic, alongside a break down of how to switch business energy, check out our guide to Business vs Domestic Energy.

*Between 1 Jan 2019 and 30 June 2019, at least 10% of people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with uSwitch saved £477 or more. **At least 10% of businesses who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with us between August 2017 and August 2018 saved £970 or more. ***Citizens Advice found UK households overpaid on energy by £11bn between 2004 and 2019 - an average of £733m a year during that period.

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