The best cheap energy deals in March 2020: switch energy provider to save money

Switching energy provider can get you greener energy, better service and more money in your pocket. Here are the best energy deals in your area.

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The best energy deals can save you a lot of money, if you're prepared to switch energy supplier. Don’t be complacent: if you’re one of the 11 million on a standard tariff, the chances are that you’re paying too much for your gas and electricity. To help you save your hard-earned cash, we’ve undertaken a huge energy comparison, comparing gas and electric tariffs to find the seven cheapest energy deals in Britain right now - plus the best overall energy deal for your part of the country. 

When it comes to switching energy, it’s not just about the money though. That’s why we’ve also rounded up the greenest deals across England, Scotland and Wales - from the best green energy suppliers - and picked out the energy suppliers that provide the best overall service where you live. 

First, we'll look at the seven cheapest energy tariffs overall, across England, Scotland and Wales right now (19 February 2020). The prices are calculated according to a typical household’s annual fuel consumption: 12,000kWk of gas and 3,100kWh of electricity. If you use more, you’ll pay more. Use less and you’ll pay less. (Data source: Look After My Bills.) 

Alternatively, you can jump down the page to our more localised energy comparison, where you'll find the very best energy deals in your specific region.

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The cheapest energy deals in the UK

These are the seven cheapest energy deals, overall, across England, Scotland and Wales, as of 19 February 2020...

Utility Point | Just Up 20 Wk06 Direct v2 Paperless | 12 months | Fixed rate |Average annual price: £784
Just Up 20 Wk06 Direct v2 Paperless is a fixed 12-month deal. At £784 the paperless tariff will save you a whopping £395 on the current £1, 179 price cap, and if you share a friend you’ll both share £50. When the deal expires the company automatically puts you on its cheapest plan, but go before the year is up and you’ll pay £30 per fuel.View Deal

Outfox the Market | Fix’D 20 4.0 | 12 months | Fixed rate | Average annual price: £791
At £791 per year, Outfox the Market’s Fix’D 20 4.0 will save you a huge £388 on the price cap. The green deal is fixed for 12 months, but there are no penalties if you leave early. (You can read Outfox's T&Cs here.)  View Deal

Orbit Energy | Vari-Save Extra | 12 months | Fixed rate | Average annual price: £796
Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra variable tariff comes in at £796 a year, a huge saving of £383 on the price cap.View Deal

People's Energy Company | People's Year Fixed (2 Months Upfront) Winter 20 | 12 months | Fixed rate |Average annual price: £813
At £813, the People’s Energy Company’s People’s Year Fixed (2 Months Upfront) Winter 20 tariff costs £366 less than the price cap, but if you leave before your contract ends you’ll be charged £30 per fuel.  You also pay for two months’ worth of energy upfront on this paper and paperless deal.View Deal

Outfox the Market | Fix’D 20 x 50 | 12 months | Fixed rate | Average annual price: £818
Outfox the Market’s Fix’D 20 x 50 is a fixed deal for 12 months, but there are no exit fees. The paperless, green deal comes in at £818 per year, saving you £361 on the current £1,179 price cap.  (You can read Outfox's T&Cs here.)  View Deal

Avro Energy | Simple and Superfixed Paperless | 12 months | Fixed rate | Average annual price: £819
Avro Energy’s Simple and Superfixed Paperless tariff costs the average UK household £819 a year, a great saving of £360 on the price cap. It’s a fixed 12-month deal with no exit fees if you leave before the end of the year. 


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Outfox the Market | Fix’D 20 1.0 Plus Paperless | 12 months | Fixed rate | Average annual price: £829
Costing the typical user £829 per year, Outfox the Market’s Fix’D 20 1.0 PLUS Paperless is the seventh cheapest tariff in the UK right now. As well as saving you £350 on the price cap, there are no exit fees on this fixed deal, either. (You can read Outfox's T&Cs here.)  View Deal

The best energy deals where you live

How much you pay for gas and electricity is also determined by where you live, so you'll want to take this into consideration before you switch energy. Here, we’ve compared lots of gas and electric tariffs, and rounded up the cheapest energy deals for the UK’s 14 energy distribution regions, so you know how much you can save against Ofgem’s price cap of £1,179. Right now, that's anywhere between £423 and £312. 

In the past we’ve also listed the best energy deals across each region – but at the moment, the cheapest energy tariff in each of the 14 energy regions is also the overall best energy deal. Right now, the most competitively priced tariffs are offered by energy suppliers whose customers strongly recommend them. And, with one exception, they spend your money on renewable electricity too. We’ve also taken into consideration whether they offer incentives to join, or punish early leavers through exit fees.

Plus, we’ve included the greenest energy suppliers in your postcode in our comparison. These are energy suppliers that send 100% renewable electricity to your home, and either offset the gas they supply through investment in carbon reduction projects, or by offering an element of green gas. Read on for the best energy deals in your region...

East England: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless costs £773 here, a whopping saving of £406 on the price cap. No exit fees, but no referral fees either, The company’s overall customer service ranking (based on its Trustpilot and Citizens Advice reviews) is a  strong 4 No exit fees and its electricity is entirely renewable electricity.View Deal

Greenest deal: Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March 21v2 tariff comes with renewable electricity and offsets every tonne its customers produce through verified carbon offsetting – so there’s one less tonne in the atmosphere than there would have been. And at £844 per year for the medium user, you’re still making a significant saving of £335 on the price cap.  The company gets an impressive 4.6 stars on Trustpilot (it hasn’t been reviewed on Citizens Advice yet).  (T&Cs here.)View Deal

East Midlands: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless will cost the average household just £756, a massive saving of £423 on Ofgem’s price cap. The tariff comes with entirely renewable electricity and no exit fees on this tariff. And its customers rate the supplier highly, awarding it 4.2 stars on Trustpilot and 3.7 on Citizens Advice. View Deal

Greenest deal: Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March 21v2 offers entirely renewable electricity and is carbon neutral.  And at £820 per year for the medium user, you’re still making a significant saving of £359 on the price cap, and the company gets an impressive 4.6 stars on Trustpilot. But you’ll be charged £60 in exit fees if you leave before your contract expires. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

London: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless tariff costs a typical London household £784, a saving of £395 on the price cap. The company chalks up 4.2 stars on Trustpilot and 3.7 out of 5 on Citizens Advice. No exit fees on the variable deal and all the electricity the company supplies is green.View Deal

Greenest deal: The greenest deal in London right now is Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March 21 v2 Paperless tariff. All the gas it supplies is offset by the company and the electricity it sends to your home is 100% green. The annual average price is £857, the tariff is only payable by direct debit and if you leave early you’ll pay £30 per fuel. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

Merseyside and North Wales: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: At £807, Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless is £332 cheaper than the price cap. No referral or exit fees on the variable deal. The company gets 4.2 stars on Trustpilot and 3.7 out of 5 from Citizens Advice, giving it an overall customer service ranking of of 4. All the gas on this tariff is offset and the electricity supplied is renewable.View Deal

Greenest deal: With 100% green electricity and carbon neutral gas, Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March v12 Paperless tariff is the most environmentally friendly in this region. A typical household will pay £886 for the deal in these parts, which means a £293 saving on the price cap. Gulf gets 4.5 stars on Trustpilot. It is yet to be ranked by customers on Citizens Advice. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

West Midlands: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: In the West Midlands Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless will set you back £775, an excellent saving of £404 on the price cap. The tariff comes with no exit fees, though there are no referral fees either. The supplier’s overall customer service ranking (Trustpilot and Citizens Advice) is a very good 4.View Deal

Greenest deal: Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March 21 v2 Paperless tariff supplies 100% green electricity, and the company’s offsets its gas. A medium-use customer will pay £339 for both fuels, £340 off the price cap. Gulf gets an excellent 4.5 stars on Trustpilot (it is yet to be reviewed on Citizens Advice). (T&Cs here.)View Deal

North East England: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: At £768 per year for the medium user, Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless is the winner in North Eastern England. That’s a huge saving of £412 on the price cap. There are no exit fees and the supplier’s overall customer service ranking a is strong 4.View Deal

Greenest deal: Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March 21 v2 Paperless supplies 100% green electricity and offsets all its gas. A medium-use customer will pay £848 for both fuels in this region, £331 off the price cap. Gulf gets an impressive 4.5 stars on TrustPilot, but will charge you £60 if you quit the tariff early.  (T&Cs here.)View Deal

North West England: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: An average user will pay £776 on Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless tariff, a whopping £403 less than the price cap. There are no exit fees on this green deal, either. Based on its Trustpilot score of 4.2 and its 3.7 out of 5 from Citizens Advice, the company’s overall customer service ranking is a high 4.View Deal

Greenest deal: Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March 21v2 Paper tariff sends 100% renewable electricity to its customers and offsets the gas it provides. The deal costs average-use customers £846 in this region, £333 less than the price cap. And it gets an excellent 4.5 stars on Trustpilot (the company is yet to be reviewed on Citizens Advice). (T&Cs here.)View Deal

South East England: best energy deals

Cheapest and energy deal overall: Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless comes in at £798 in this area, a £381 saving on the price cap. There are no referral fees, though no exit fees either, and Orbit gets a strong overall customer service rating of 4 (Trustpilot and Citizens Advice). The electricity on the tariff is 100% green. View Deal

Greenest deal: With 100% green electricity and carbon neutral gas, Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March 21 v2 Paperless tariff is the most environmentally friendly deal in this region. The deal will cost the average user £884, a satisfying £295 less than the price cap. And the company has very strong 4.5 score on Trustpilot. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

South Scotland: best energy deals

Cheapest and energy deal overall: Utility Point offers the most competitive tariff in this energy region:  Just Up 20 Wk06 Direct v2 Paperless works out at £770 for the average user, which is £409 less than the price cap. The deal is fixed for the year, and if you leave early you’ll pay £72. But if you refer a friend you both get £50.  The supplier’s customers give it 4.1 stars on Trustpilot, 3.6 out of 5 on Citizens Advice and 3.4 out of 5 on Which? The deal is not green, however. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

Greenest deal: Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March v2 Paperless tariff is the greenest deal in South Scotland right now. A typical household will pay £854, a great saving of £325 on the price cap. Gulf gets an impressive 4.5 stars on Trustpilot, though its customer service is yet to be reviewed on Citizens Advice.  (T&Cs here.)View Deal

South Wales: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: You can save £386 on the price cap if you sign up to Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless. The tariff costs £793 in this energy region and with 100% renewable electricity, it’s a green deal too. You can only pay by direct debit for the tariff. The supplier’s customer service rating from Trustpilot and Citizens Advice is a very good 4 out of 5. View Deal

Greenest deal: Offering 100% green electricity and carbon neutral gas, Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March v2 Paperless tariff is the greenest tariff in South Wales right now. A typical household will pay £856 for the deal, a £323 saving on the price cap. Gulf gets 4.5 stars on Trustpilot. It is yet to be ranked by customers on Citizens Advice. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

South West England: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless comes in at £817 in this region, a £362 saving on the price cap. It’s a variable deal so no exit fees, and Orbit’s customers give it 4.2s on Trustpilot and rate it 3.7 out of 5 on Citizens Advice. All the electricity on the tariff is renewable.View Deal

Greenest deal: The greenest deal in this energy region at the moment is Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March v2 Paperless tariff. Every tonne of carbon is offset by the company and the electricity it supplies is 100% green. If you use an average amount of gas and electricity you will pay £892, a good saving of £287 on the price cap. And Gulf gets 4.5 stars on Trustpilot. It is yet to be reviewed by customers on Citizens Advice. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

Yorkshire: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: Orbit Energy offers both the cheapest and best overall tariff in Yorkshire right now. Its Vari-Save Extra Paperless tariff will cost the average energy-consumer just £761, a superb saving of £418 on the price cap. No referral fees, but no exit fees either on the green tariff. The company has a strong overall (Trustpilot and Citizens Advice) customer service rating of 4 out of 5.View Deal

Greenest deal: If you live in Yorkshire and want to lighten your carbon footprint, switch to Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March 21 v2 Paperless tariff. You’ll get 100% green electricity and the supplier will offset all the gas you use through verified carbon-reduction projects. An average user will spend £830 on this deal in a year, £349 less than the price cap. Gulf get 4.5 stars from customers on Trustpilot (it’s yet to be reviewed on Citizens Advice). (T&Cs here.)View Deal

North Scotland: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: At the moment, the best priced and best overall deal in this region is Outfox the Market’s Fix’D 20 4.0 Paperless tariff. The average user will pay £867 for the deal, £318 less than the price cap. There are no exit fees if you leave before the annual contract is over and all fuel on the tariff is 100% green. The company gets 4 stars on Trustpilot, 3.4 out of 5 from Which? and 2.3 out of 5 from Citizens Advice, giving it an overall ranking  of 3.2. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

Greenest deal: Tonik Energy’s Go Green Exclsuive v4 Paperless in the greenest in the area. The supplier’s electricity is 100% renewable and 90% of the fossil fuel gas it delivers to your home is offset through its investment in carbon-reduction schemes. The remaining 10% is green. The average use will pay £896 for Tonik’s green energy, a £283 saving on the price cap. You’ll get a 3% interest reward on your credit balance and £25 if you refer a friend to the company. The company gets an impressive 4.5 stars on Trustpilot and an overall customer service score of 3.6. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

South England: best energy deals

Cheapest and best energy deal overall: Orbit Energy’s Vari-Save Extra Paperless tariff will cost the region’s typical household £795, saving the bill payer £384 on the price cap. There are no exit fees on the deal, and you can only pay by direct debit. Orbit spends your money on entirely renewable electricity and its customers (Trustpilot,  Which? and Citizens Advice) give a strong overall ranking of 4 out of 5.View Deal

Greenest deal: Gulf Gas & Power UK’s Gulf Home Renewable 12 March 21 v2 Paperless tariff is the most planet-friendly deal in the region at the moment. Electricity comes from entirely renewable sources and the company offsets the carbon their customers’ gas produces through verified carbon-offsetting schemes. An average use will pay £859 for both fuels on the tariff, a £320 saving on the price cap. Customers gave Gulf 4.5 on Trustpilot. The company has not yet been reviewed by Which? or Citizens Advice. (T&Cs here.)View Deal

How to find the cheapest energy deals

It’s not easy keeping track of the cheapest energy tariffs. New deals and even new companies emerge regularly which means you need to constantly review offers that are available right now. It’s a headache, but the truth is the deal you chose last week might not be the cheapest one in your area today. There’s a reason 2.03 million gas customers and 2.49 million electricity customers switched suppliers between January and May of last year.

The best way to know what’s out there is to run an energy comparison via an impartial price comparison website. 

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