Cancellation fees for energy tariffs

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Cancellation fees, also known as early termination fees, are often applied to energy tariffs that have a fixed price and defined end date, in order to discourage consumers from switching away early. If you are currently on a fixed tariff, a cancellation fee may apply if you switch to a different tariff or supplier. In most cases, it’s best to wait until the tariff’s end date before trying to switch.

Your switching window opens 49 days before the end date of your contract.

You are free to switch to any other supplier as soon as your switching window opens – assuming you have not already entered another fixed rate tariff or agreed to extend your existing fixed rate tariff.

If your fixed price energy tariff has already expired, then there is a good chance that you will been automatically rolled onto your supplier’s ‘standard’ tariff – which is likely to be the most expensive. This means that you could stand to save a significant amount of money just by switching to a better deal.

But, remember to check that your tariff has definitely expired before you switch!

When does my energy tariff expire?

Often, a fixed tariff’s expiration date will be included in the tariff name, but this is not always the case. You can use the table below to find out the end date for your tariff – as well as any cancellation fees you will incur by terminating early – so that you can find out the earliest possible date that you can switch to a better deal.

To search for your tariff, simply start typing the name of your supplier or tariff into the box below. If you can't find your tariff in the table below then it may have expired, meaning you are free to switch with no cancellation fee. You can also click here to view current available tariffs with no cancellation fees.

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