Energy tariffs to suit you
Hoppy is here to hunt down the best deals for you. With so much choice out there, and so many different proviers with fixed price plans, those who think they might not be getting the best deal don't have to settle for less anymore.
- Quick and easy searches
- A wide range of providers to choose from
- Ranked by price, popularity and service
Your supplier will give you plenty of notice before your fixed tariff ends and tell you your options. You can either choose another fixed tariff from your existing supplier or switch to a new deal with a new supplier. If you don’t do anything you’ll lapse onto your supplier’s standard variable tariff and these are the more expensive ones.
It’s also worth noting that, once you receive your renewal notification from your supplier, you are free to switch without penalties – even if your current tariff has exit fees.
We’ve checked with Smart Energy GB. They say Public Health England sees no danger or risk from smart meters. The smart meters used in Britain exceed every UK and EU safety standard. So it’s a Yes from us.
TILs show all the key info relating to the tariff such as name, end date, exit fees and unit rates. They’re available on your bills and annual statements.
Working with energyhelpline's mega-powerful comparison engine gives us detailed info on energy tariffs available across the market. Hoppy also gives access to small independent providers you can’t always find on the major comparison websites.
According to Ofgem, more than 50% pay their energy bills using Direct Debit. It’s quick and easy and you can spread payments equally over the length of your tariff. This means that even though you’re likely to use more energy in the winter and less in the summer, your payments will be the same. Your supplier will tell you how your DD is calculated and you’ll have regular reviews to make sure you’re not paying too little or too much.
Energy prices have risen steadily over the last few years, with only the odd dip. They're affected by so many different factors that it's almost impossible to predict what’s going to happen in the short-term. Trends suggest that prices will continue to rise in the long-term, so it’s important to regularly compare suppliers' tariffs and switch to save money.
Switching suppliers isn't only about the cheapest tariff. Many customers want to know about other important things like customer service. The service ratings in our results tables give a guide to the level of service you can expect from a supplier using an easy-to-understand star system:
1 star = very poor
2 stars = poor
3 stars = average
4 stars =good
5 stars = excellent
Ratings are calculated using Citizens Advice stats. They include the number and severity of customer complaints received, customer service availability and the quality of their online services. The service ratings were last updated in July 2017.
Our comparison calculator compares your current usage details with tariffs for all UK suppliers to see who offers the best deals. It takes into account loads of different factors, such as your energy usage, meter type, preferred payment method, where you live and whether you’re after a dual fuel or single fuel tariff.
If you're on a fixed tariff that's ending in the next 12 months, it takes that into account as well. And it works out your savings based on the unit rates you're currently on as well as the rates you'll be put on when your fixed tariff expires.
If you'd rather see a comparison based on your current fixed tariff rates only - no problem. Just choose the filter at the top of the results table that says ‘Recalculate savings using last year's spend.’
For the most accurate comparison, take the usage from your bill and enter it into the kWh box. If you don't have one to hand, tell us how much you spend each month or, if you don't know that either, you can estimate based on questions such as how many bedrooms you have.
More meter readings mean more accurate bills as your supplier won’t estimate your usage. Your supplier will send you reminders, but you may wish to give reads monthly. Check with your supplier how they accept reads.
Yes. Hoppy helps Thousands of people save millions of pounds on bills every year by switching through energyhelpline. They were one of the first comparison sites so they’ve built up in-depth knowledge of the energy industry. They’re completely impartial, comparing deals from all UK suppliers, so you can rest assured you're getting the best deals out there.
All electricity and gas price comparisons follow the Ofgem Confidence Code, a voluntary code of practice that governs energy comparison websites, and means they have to treat you fairly.