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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.
Compare energy deals in minutes and switch supplier to save hundreds on your gas and electricity bills.
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.
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.
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.
A straightforward switch of Energy supplier, which will provide a saving of almost £400 for me in a year! Very well done, thanks a million.Alan Kidd in SOUTH CROYDON
Amazing customer service. I had a query and it was resolved immediately! Very understanding customer service assistants too! Saved me lots of money - already recommended and will continue to do so!!Katrina Martin in LINGFIELD
Never switched before, always thought it’s too complicated. It was so simple and saved me loads of money! Wish i’d heard of you earlier.Stephen Whittaker in COLNE
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Gas and electric price comparison sites take the hassle out of finding the best energy deal - compare gas and electric companies with UKPower and we can start your switch in the time it takes to make a cuppa.
To start your energy switch, just follow these three simple steps:
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 get the best energy switch deals 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.
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.
The energy switch guarantee means your switch to a new supplier should take no longer than 21 days, which includes a 14-day cooling off period, during which time you can cancel the switch without incurring a penalty.
If you own your own home, you can switch energy company 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.
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 find the best energy switch deals.
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:
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.
You might also have problems switching energy supplier if you owe money to your current supplier, and might have to repay the debt before you can switch.
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.
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:
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 2020 and 30 June 2020, people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with Uswitch saved an average of £387. **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.