29th October 2014
E.ON Energy has launched the cheapest energy deal on the market, marking the first time a big six supplier has topped the best buy tables this year.
Tom Lyon, energy expert at comparison site uSwitch.com, said it’s aggressive pricing follows a string of competitive tariff launches over the past few weeks and is the latest proof that competition between suppliers is hotting up as temperatures cool down.
He added: “Small suppliers have dominated the top of the table so far this year, but we’re now seeing bigger suppliers, including E.ON Energy, British Gas (through Sainsbury’s Energy) npower and SSE, retaliating with more competitive deals. This big six fightback is great news for consumers, who are the ultimate winners in the continuing battle for the top spot.”
|Best Buy plans paying by monthly Direct Debit (as of 29 October 2014)|
|Supplier||Plan Name||Average Bill Size (£)||Tariff type|
|E.ON Energy||E.ON Energy Fixed 1 Year v12 (paperless billing)||£965||Fixed|
|Extra Energy||Fresh Fixed Price Dec 2015 v1||£974||Fixed|
|First Utility||iSave Fixed November 2015 (v35)||£977||Fixed|
|OVO Energy||Better Energy (all Online)||£998||Fixed|
|npower||Online Price Fix November 2015||£1,000||Fixed|
|Green Star Energy||Rate Saver 12M Fixed 1410 (paperless)||£1,004||Fixed|
|Sainsbury’s Energy (powered by British Gas)||Fixed Price October 2015||£1,009||Fixed|
|ScottishPower||Online Fixed Price Energy December 2015||£1,012||Fixed|
|The Cooperative Energy||Fair & Square December 2015||£1,021||Fixed|