We support Ofgem's scheme designed to promote switching and customer engagement in the energy market
"Be An Energy Shopper has helped over 1 million people shop around for their energy and save money. So why not join them and shop around for a better deal?"
Dermot Nolan, Ofgem CEO
Be an Energy Shopper is an Ofgem scheme aimed at improving competetiveness in the energy market by increasing consumers' awareness of the switching process and of the savings that can be made.read more
Ofgem have been concerned with the number of people who appear to be paying more than they need to for their energy supply. While many people are switching, they want rates to increase so that more and more people can get better and better deals consistently.read more
This is done by empowering customers through third parties like price comparison sites, and by offering information through as many avenues as possible, from websites to billboards. They have also made it easier to actually identify the best deals with the help of things like Tariff Comparison Rates.read more
We aren't affiliated with Ofgem ourselves, but our trusted partners who run our comparison engine are one of 12 comparison companies that are fully Ofgem accredited and signed up to the Be an Energy Shopper scheme.
If you want to find out more, Ofgem's Go Energy Shopping website has a lot of helpful information and advice available for free, including guides and lists of frequently asked questions.
The Tariff Comparison Rate (TCR) is a figure displayed on your energy bill that combines the unti rate with the standing charge so you can accurately compare the prices of multiple tariffs.
The Tariff Information Label is a standardised way of presenting all of the important information about your energy plan, including the unit price, TCR, and term length (if applicable) among other things.
Plenty of information can be found for free on the Go Energy Shopping website, from a rundown of how plans are priced to FAQs about the switching process.
Ofgem have accredited 12 price comparison sites and are doing what they can to promote their use, including seeking to increase the available avenues for customer engagement - this is what allows us to bring offers to your door
Not strictly part of Ofgem's campaign, but related, is the Energy Switching Guarantee - a set of 10 commitments that certain providers have agreed to designed to ensure a smooth and easy switch for customers.
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