A Brief Look at Gas and Electricity Services Within the UK
The ‘Big Six’ are the largest energy providers in the UK, who serve over 80% of the market between them. The Big Six in order of how many customers they have are:
- British Gas
- EDF Energy
- Scottish Power
The Big Six all ranked in the bottom 10 of the Which? Energy satisfaction survey 2018. The top 10 independent alternatives to the Big Six this year are:
- Utility Warehouse
- Flow Energy
- Octopus Energy
- PFP Energy
- Avro Energy
- Bulb Energy
- Ovo Energy
- So Energy
When switching energy provider you should consider the following:
- What is the predicted annual cost and will this offset switching from your current supplier?
- Are there any extras involved with a specific package?
- Should you require both energy and gas supplies, are there any discounts?
- Will the supplier provide free switching services if you decide to change properties in the future?