No Standing Charge Gas & Electricity Tariffs

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The tables below shows the current leading gas and electricity tariffs that do not have a standing charge. If you opt for a tariff that doesn't carry a standing charge, then you will not be changed anything at all on the days that you don't use energy - for example if you are on holiday. However, the flipside of this is that your gas and electricity unit rate prices may be more expensive. For more information about no standing charge tariffs, please see the links below.

If you want to compare any of the tariffs below against the rest of the market to see how they fare, click the compare button or enter your postcode in the blue box above.

Tariffs with no standing charge for electricity usage

Supplier Tariff Average unit rate
npower Standard 16.015 pence

Tariffs with no standing charge for gas usage

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What is a no standing charge tariff?

Home gas and electricity bills typically break down into two main costs - one is a charge per unit consumed (measured in kWh) and the other is a daily standing charge. The daily standing charge is payable regardless of whether any energy is actually used by the customer on that particular day. The price of a standing charge can vary from 8p to 40p for electricity and 20p to 50p for gas. However, energy companies have traditionally also offered tariffs that come with no standing charge (NSC). These tariffs usually have a higher unit charge per kWh to compensate, but offer a lower cost per kWh once a certain threshold of consumption has been exceeded in a billing period.

This follows the pattern for tariffs with a standing charge, in which a higher standing charge tends to be matched by a lower unit charge, and vice versa. Please note that our online energy price comparison service takes into account all charges associated with your bill, including unit charges and daily standing charges.

Is a no standing charge tariff suitable for me?

For most energy users, it makes little difference what type of tariff they choose - or how the cost of that tariff is made up - the more important thing is making sure they are offered a good price overall. However, tariffs with a zero standing charge have traditionally been popular for customers whose energy consumption is either exceptionally low or sporadic.

For example, a customer may choose a no standing charge tariff for a holiday home or a second home that is likely to be vacant for long periods of the year. This will mean that energy bills will be zero for periods in which the property is not occupied - and when it is in use, bills would be roughly similar to being on a tariff with a standing charge.

The best advice for consumers is to compare all tariffs availalbe on the energy market to find the cheapest available tariff for their personal usage requirements. You can quickly and easily compare every gas and electricity tariff on the market by entering your postcode in the box below. Or, if you have any questions about choosing an energy tariff and would prefer to speak to one of our expert, UK-based energy advisors, please call us on 0800 860 6866 and we'll be happy to help.

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