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Switcher’s Delight

By: Yvonne Adams / On: Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 / Category: Gas & Electricity

If you’re a renter, don’t let pesky landlords make you think you aren’t allowed to decide for yourself which utilities suppliers you can use. According to OFGEM, there’s been a surge in people switching energy supplier, up 30% in Jan-May 2017. Still, most renters in the UK say they’ve never switched energy supplier, and one […]

By: Thomas / On: Sunday, April 30th, 2017 / Category: Gas & Electricity

What Will Energy Price Caps Mean For You

What would government proposals to cap household energy bills mean for you? Well, the first thing to note is that these are just proposals, so we don't know if they will be implemented or what the details of the cap would be. However, based on reports in the press here is a quick overview of what an Energy Price Cap could mean for you.

On: Thursday, March 16th, 2017 / Category: Gas & Electricity

What Is A ‘Standard Variable’ Energy Tariff – and why should you care?

What is a ‘standard variable’ rate tariff? A ‘standard variable’ rate tariff (sometimes called a ‘standard rate’) is an Energy suppliers 'standard' tariff, which all customers are on unless they have chosen to purchase a specific other tariff, such as a fixed price tariff. Around 20 million energy customers in Britain are on 'standard variable' rate tariffs, and so there is a good chance you could be one of those. Why should you care? If you are on a standard tariff, the unit prices (the ‘rate’ presented in £ per KwH) you’ll pay for gas or electricity could go up or down at any time and it is generally more expensive than other plans suppliers can offer you. So, if you are one of the 20 million energy customers in Britain on a standard variable tariff, you could be missing out on considerable savings. At Huru we work with selected energy partners to bring customers excellent fixed price tariffs, that can help you control your costs for up to a year. This means you are unlikely to see large changes in your utility costs and you can have more control over how much you are spending. Energy companies make large profits by enticing customers with very competitive new joiner tariffs, and then when those end customers are automatically switched to the more expensive standard variable tariffs. We at Huru always have the customers best interest at heart, which is why we promise our customers that we will never let you get switched to the standard variable tariff. We will always remind you when you should switch to a new tariff, and find great deals for you to make sure you are saving money.