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Who are the best suppliers?

See our updated list of suppliers, their review status and our thoughts.

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Ofgem ruling on Direct Debit refunds is the tip of the iceberg…

Ofgem ruling on Direct Debit refunds is the tip of the iceberg…

Getting £65 of your own money back in a year’s time is poor compensation for overpaying customers. Home energy switchers could save £400 every year. Here at Switchd.co.uk, we welcome Ofgem’s rec...

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Are you claiming tax relief for working from home?

Are you claiming tax relief for working from home?

What is it? Since the pandemic started, many people have been forced to work from home which has caused an increase in household bills. The Government is providing tax relief on £6 per week all the w...

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The best way to switch energy suppliers

The best way to switch energy suppliers

Switching your energy supplier regularly could save you hundreds of pounds a year. Currently, 11 million households in the UK are paying the most expensive tariff rates to their energy suppliers solel...

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Yorkshire overpaying £684m on their energy bill!

Yorkshire overpaying £684m on their energy bill!

Research by automated supplier-switching service Switchd shows Yorkshire will overspend £684 million on their energy bill in 2018, with an average household overspend of £277, all because households...

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The top 5 ways that you’re overspending on your energy bills

The top 5 ways that you’re overspending on your energy bills

We all know that we could be saving on our energy bills, but did you know that you could be saving over £800 per year by just making a few changes? Below is our list of the top 5 reasons you’re pay...

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The ultimate guide to smart meters

The ultimate guide to smart meters

Smart Energy GB has been working hard this year to convince every UK household to order a smart meter. Their TV ads have been inspirational to some and cringeworthy to others, but nobody can deny that...

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Everything you need to know about Ofgem

Everything you need to know about Ofgem

Energy companies keep hitting the headlines, accused of not passing on savings in the wholesale markets to consumers. Estimates vary, but households may be paying an extra £182 a year for their energ...

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What’s the difference between Free and Paid auto switchers?

What’s the difference between Free and Paid auto switchers?

When picking an automated energy switching service, there’s a pretty big decision to be made straight off the bat: do I go for a free or paid service? Switchd is the only service that offers both, s...

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Top 10 energy terms explained

Top 10 energy terms explained

Energy bills are difficult enough to work out as they are, and energy suppliers love to confuse their customers by using energy jargon. But at Switchd, we’re on your side, not theirs. That’s why w...

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What exactly is auto-switching (and how will it save me money)?

What exactly is auto-switching (and how will it save me money)?

Find out how auto switching works - and how it can help you get the best deal year after year.

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The ultimate guide to Economy 7 (or Eco7)

The ultimate guide to Economy 7 (or Eco7)

Eco7 is short for Economy 7. It’s an energy plan where lower prices are offered for (typically) 7 hours at night but higher prices are charged during the day. Eco7 tariffs are particularly benef...

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How to make your Switchd savings go further – for you and the world

How to make your Switchd savings go further – for you and the world

You’ve done it! You’ve come on board with Switchd, and that means you’re on course to save an average £400 a year. Great choice. But now it’s time for the best bit – what will you do with t...

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The Ofgem price cap – what is it and how does it work?

The Ofgem price cap – what is it and how does it work?

You may be wondering how the price cap set by Ofgem impacts you and the size of your energy bill. That’s why we’ve created a comprehensive summary of the price cap to help you better understan...

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What happens when I switch energy supplier?

What happens when I switch energy supplier?

Have you ever wondered what happens when you switch energy supplier? It’s a lot easier than you might think. What happens when I switch energy supplier? When you switch energy supplier, the process ...

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Electricity Prices – A Switchd Guide

Electricity Prices – A Switchd Guide

Do you understand how your electricity supplier works out the price you pay? Do you know whether you could save by switching? Let us take away some of the confusion with our guide to electricity price...

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What happens if your energy supplier goes bust?

What happens if your energy supplier goes bust?

The energy market often attracts new entrants – often these suppliers can offer great deals, but if the wholesale costs increase, they can face financial difficulties. What happens if your energ...

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Could An Energy Monitor Reduce Your Energy Bills?

Could An Energy Monitor Reduce Your Energy Bills?

Many people want to decrease the amount of energy they use. Doing so will not only lower your bills but can also be a great way of reducing your carbon footprint. Putting this into action is often eas...

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How To Get The UK’s Lowest Gas Prices

How To Get The UK’s Lowest Gas Prices

Are you paying too much for your gas? Find out how to cut the cost of heating your home this winter and get lower gas prices. How To Get The UK’s Lowest Gas Prices Research shows that thousands ...

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Where do I find my supply number (MPAN and MPRN)?

Where do I find my supply number (MPAN and MPRN)?

When switching your energy supplier there are two golden supplier numbers needed to ensure that the right meter is switched. Especially in cities, MPAN and MPRN numbers are needed to make sure your ne...

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Who is the Best Energy Supplier for your Home?

Who is the Best Energy Supplier for your Home?

What makes a company the best energy supplier for you? Does it seem like your energy prices have skyrocketed? As winter approaches, it is important to make sure that you are using the best energy supp...

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How to take readings off Smart Meters

How to take readings off Smart Meters

Gas and electricity smart meters have a numerical keypad. Here’s what to do if you want to take a traditional meter reading: Smart electricity meters on a standard tariff Press 9 on the keypad. Your...

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How to read your energy meter

How to read your energy meter

Your electricity and gas meter tracks how much energy is being used and helps the supplier calculate your bill to determine your monthly direct debit (if this is how you pay for your energy). When the...

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Is it necessary to give meter readings?

Is it necessary to give meter readings?

Apart from regularly comparing energy deals, another way to ensure that you never overpay for energy is to make sure that a regular gas and electricity meter reading is given to your energy supplier. ...

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