When you look at your latest gas bill you might find it hard to believe that there really is such a thing as cheap gas suppliers in the UK. But believe you should.
It’s not like believing in unicorns or fairies, either, since we’ve seen them in the flesh. We can show you photographs and everything, although we’ll probably just show you a link to their website. Competition in the energy market means that you can switch to a cheaper gas deal whenever you like, but it also means that finding the cheapest gas tariff can be hard work.
According to the energy police force Ofgem – that’s not their official title, but it’s how we like to think of them – there were no fewer than 62 companies proving gas and electricity in the UK in December 2018, and all but two of them offered a range of gas tariffs.
So 60 companies and a range of tariffs for each company is *quickly do the maths*… a lot of tariffs. Since we’re experts at tracking down and offering the best gas and electricity deals we’re not about to list every single one of them. That would be really boring, in the way that worrying if you’re paying the right amount for your energy and trying to find cheap gas prices is really boring. We do the boring stuff for you, and that’s why we’re more than happy to present just a few of the lowest gas prices currently available. It should be noted that volatility in the energy market can mean that prices often shift, and once you’ve signed up to a cheap gas tariff an even cheaper tariff may appear elsewhere.
It would probably help if you knew someone who could keep an eye out for those new, cheaper tariffs… (we’re clearing our throats and pointing at ourselves right now).
In the meantime, here are those affordable gas prices. The amount quoted for each is based on the official average medium level consumption, which for gas is 12,500 kWh per year – and don’t worry, we’re not about to start explaining what a kWh is. As prices often vary by postcode, we’ve included three examples from around the country as a reference.
1. ‘Online Reward 1 Aug20 Tariff’ by better energy
better energy, is an independent energy company founded in 2010, and has been supplying gas to customers since January 2011. Its motto is: “Same energy, Better price”.
This is a fixed rate tariff which ends on 31/08/2020. It features billing via email, and has a £20 exit fee for leaving the tariff early.
- Edinburgh – £39 per month / £464 paid annually
- London – £39 per month / £464 paid annually
- Cardiff – £39 per month / £464 paid annually
2. ‘iSupplyEnergyChoose Green 12 months 07v1 Tariff’ by iSupply energy
iSupply energy, helps UK households minimise their impact on the environment by supplying greener energy at affordable prices.
This is a 12-month fixed rate tariff with online billing. There’s a £30 fee for leaving the tariff before the end of the fixed term.
- Edinburgh – £40 per month / £471 paid annually
- London – £42 per month / £495 paid annually
- Cardiff – £40 per month / £476 paid annually
3. ‘One Standard Prime 19 Tariff’ by daligas
daligas, have developed a business model based on direct contact with consumers, along with advanced computer systems for handling their customers switching process and for customer support.
This is a variable tariff with no early exit fees.
- Edinburgh – £41 per month / £487 paid annually
- London – £41 per month / £487 paid annually
- Cardiff – £41 per month / £487 paid annually
4. ‘Fix For Less 36m v2’ by Green Star Energy
Green Star Energy, offers its customers 100% renewable electricity and is exploring ways to provide green gas. Green Star Energy was launched in 2013 and is the residential arm of Hudson Energy Supply UK Ltd.
This tariff is a fixed rate deal which lasts for 36 months from supply start date. An email address is mandatory for this tariff, and there’s an early exit fee of £30.
- Edinburgh – £46 per month / £540 paid annually
- London – £49 per month / £582 paid annually
- Cardiff – £48 per month / £565 paid annually
5. ‘Fixed Energy September 2020’ by Npower
Npower, is one of the ‘big six’ energy companies, supplying over 3 million homes in the UK.
This is a fixed rate tariff which ends on 30/09/2020. There is a daily discount off the standing charge worth £90 over a year, if customers pay both electricity and gas by Direct Debit. The early exit fee is £30.
- Edinburgh – £46 per month / £547 paid annually
- London – £47 per month / £555 paid annually
- Cardiff – £46 per month / £545 paid annually
If you’re tempted by the possibility of cheaper energy bills but still feel a bit spoiled for choice, then rest assured: we can do the choosing for you.
Give WeFlip a go and we’ll show you the tariffs you could use to save money. We’ll auto-switch you to the best rate for you and keep on switching you whenever we spot something better.
*Prices correct at the time of writing and are for illustration only. Prices will vary for individual circumstances and energy use and Tariffs are subject to change from time to time.