The energy regulator Ofgem set the maximum price we can charge customers on our Standard, Pay As You Go (prepayment) and Energy Assist tariffs – known as a cap. They review this every six months. If they decide to change the cap, we review and change our prices to make sure they're in line with it.

Check you’re on the best tariff for you

It’s quick and easy to take a look at our different energy tariffs and switch.

How can I manage my energy

There are ways we can help you save money and use less energy:

  • Check you're on the best deal for you – you can compare our energy tariffs and switch online. You may want to go on a fixed price tariff to give you peace of mind for the future.

  • Send us your meter readings – to make sure you're billed accurately. You can send us your readings via your online account or by calling our Meterline on 0345 026 7033.

  • Review the way you pay – if you don’t already have a Direct Debit set up, then paying this way is an easy way to save and spread the cost of your bills. You will receive a discount*, the value of which is unique based on where you live, your meter type and how much energy you use.

  • Look at getting a smart meter – smart meters help you see the energy you're using in pounds and pence. So you can make energy saving changes to keep costs under control.

  • Get energy saving tips and advice – from draught proofing to energy efficient boilers, we've got plenty of ways to save energy and money.

Changes to Standard, Pay As You Go (prepayment) and Energy Assist tariffs

The price cap means that Ofgem set the maximum price suppliers can charge customers on Standard, Pay As You Go (prepayment) and Energy Assist tariffs. This cap is reviewed and updated every April and October. When the cap changes, we change our prices to make sure they’re in line with it.

This change means that, from the effective date, prices may increase or decrease in line with the new price cap.

Does my account automatically reflect the new prices and Cap Tariff?

Yes. New prices are applied automatically to your account after the effective date: in this case, 1 April 2019 for customers on our Standard, Pay As You Go (prepayment) and Energy Assist tariffs.

How long are prices capped for?

The cap runs from 1 April 2019 to 30 September 2019, when it’s reviewed again by Ofgem. The cap will be updated every six months (April and October) following an Ofgem review. When the cap changes, we change our prices to make sure they’re in line with it.

This change means that, from the effective date, prices may increase or decrease in line with the new price cap.

When do new prices come into effect?

The new prices are effective from 1 April 2019 for customers on our Standard, Pay As You Go (prepayment) and Energy Assist tariffs.

Does this affect gas and electricity customers?

Yes, the cap and any resulting price changes apply to both gas and electricity for all Standard, Pay As You Go (prepayment) and Energy Assist tariff customers.

Important information

*If you have a fixed price tariff and pay by Direct Debit or standing order, you’ll get a discount of £40 a year for each fuel, when compared to another way of paying. The discount is applied to your standing charge on a pence per day basis, until your tariff ends. If you have capped prices on a standard variable tariff, your standing charge and unit rates will be reduced for paying by Direct Debit or standing order. Your discount will vary depending on how much energy you use, where you live and your meter type. Discounts do not apply to customers on an Energy Assist tariff or with a Pay As You Go meter.