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

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

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.

By: Thomas / On: Thursday, March 9th, 2017 / Category: Student Living

Student Bills Package

Students want the best bills package for them, but most utility providers don’t focus on how they can deliver services to meet student’s unique needs. We recognise that students want, clear and simple billing, no hidden fees and very transparent bills. Students don’t want to get tied in to long and expensive contracts, but want flexibility. Students especially don’t want to end up spending ages on the phone trying to sort out accounts with customer service, and they really don’t want to feel like they’re being taken for a ride with extortionate bills. This is what makes Huru different. We have thought hard about how to make buying and managing utility bills really simple for students.