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Gas and electricity best-buy table

No one wants to pay over the odds for their gas and electricity. So check our energy best-buy table for the cheapest energy supplier.

Energy users are split into low, medium and high. Energy regulator Ofgem defines a medium user as using 13,500 units of gas and 3,200 units of electricity a year. Read how to work out your energy usage.

Energy best buys

Gas and electricity tariffs are either variable - where prices change in line with the cost of energy - or fixed - where prices are guaranteed for a set period of time.

Here are the cheapest variable and fixed dual fuel tariffs (where your gas and electricity is supplied by the same firm), for a medium energy user, paying by direct debit, as at 28 July, 2014.

Gas and electricity best-buy table

Supplier

Tariff

Average UK bill

Co-operative Energy

Fair & Square Sept 2015 - Paperless billing £989

First Utility

iSave Fixed Sept 2015 - Paperless billing £992

Extra Energy

Fixed Price Sept 2015 v11- Paperless billing  £993

Green Star Energy

No Worries 12 Month Fixed 1406 - Paperless billing
£1,009

Flow Energy

Thames Online Fixed Sept 2015 - Paperless billing £1,010 

Flow Energy

Thames Online Fixed Sept 2015 £1,010 

OVO Energy

Cheaper Energy Fixed - Paperless billing £1,011

First Utility

iSave Fixed September 2015 £1,016

Green Star Energy 

No Worries 12 Month Fixed 1406 £1,020

EDF Energy

Blue+ Price Promise Feb 2016 - Paperless billing £1,049

Electricity-only best-buy table

Do you live in an electricity-only home? Don't worry, we've got you covered.

Here are the cheapest variable and fixed electricity-only tariffs for a medium energy user, paying by direct debit, as at 28 July, 2014.

Electricity-only best-buy table

Supplier

Tariff

Average UK bill

iSupply Energy

Energy iFix 201509 - Paperless £441
 

Flow Energy

Thames Online Fixed Sept 2015 - Paperless billing £447 

Flow Energy

Thames Online Fixed Sept 2015 £447 

Extra Energy

 Fixed Price Sept 2015 v12 - Paperless billing £451 

First Utility

iSave Fixed Sept 2015 - Paperless £451 

OVO Energy

Cheaper Energy Fixed - Paperless billing £460 
Green Star Energy No Worries 12 Month Fixed Elec 1406 - Paperless billing
£462

EDF Energy

Blue+ Price Promise Feb 2016 - Paperless billing £463 

Green Star Energy

No Worries 12 Month Fixed Elec 1406  £467

First Utility

iSave Fixed Sept 2015 £475

Best-buy table explained

While best buy tables are good as a guide, it's important to remember that energy prices will vary based on where you live and how much gas and electricity you're consuming.

Small energy suppliers

We're all familiar with the UK's big six gas and electricity suppliers - SSE, npower, British Gas, Scottish Power, EDF and E.ON.

However, there are a number of smaller suppliers in the UK, as you can see by some of the less familiar names in the best buy table above.

But don't let the unfamiliar names put you off getting a good deal.

These smaller firms supply the same gas and electricity as the big six and all adhere to industry rules, such as answering to energy regulator Ofgem.

Kate Rose, head of gas and electricity at Confused.com, says: "It pays to look for the best deal, not just the name, when it comes to trying to get the best deal on gas and electricity."

Click the link to find out more about small gas and electricity suppliers.

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Naphtalia Loderick

Naphtalia Loderick

Naphtalia Loderick reports on all things personal finance at Confused.com. She started out on a weekly newspaper, via a national news agency and a stint in the fun but ‘not as glamorous as it appears on screen’ world of TV at the BBC researching consumer films for The One Show.

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