Welcome to Our Energy Switching Platform

At energyscanner, we're dedicated to helping you navigate the complex world of energy prices and make the best energy choices for your household or business. Our aim is to empower you with valuable insights so you can save money while enjoying reliable energy services. Here's what you need to know.

  • The Latest Energy Price Cap Update
    The energy price cap was cut by £1,206 (37%) on 1 July 2023, to £2,074. Household energy bills however fell by much less - only by £426 (17%). This is because consumers were paying Energy Price Guarantee rates (£2,500) rates before the cut. This price drop nevertheless marks the first cut to domestic energy bills in nearly three years, and has injected an annual £12 billion into household budgets, equivalent to 1.3% of disposable income.
  • Looking Ahead: Where next for energy bills?
    Curious about the next energy price cap adjustment? The next energy price cap should fall further, to below £2,000, but don’t expect much more after that. The energy price cap has largely caught up with the big falls in wholesale energy markets. Unfortunately, absent competition, we need to get used to energy bills around current price levels.
  • The Current Energy Market Landscape: Understanding Your Options
    Currently, price competition within the energy market remains subdued. Most energy suppliers are now accepting new customers onto their standard tariffs, but there is nothing to choose between them. The price of standard tariffs are virtually identical across all major energy suppliers (0.5% difference).
  • Should I go for a fixed energy tariff?: Weighing up the Pros and Cons
    Although some energy suppliers now offer 1-year fixed price deals, we've assessed these options and have yet to see any that are worth taking. Most are more expensive than standard tariffs and all have chunky exit penalties. Remember, locking into a fixed deal at a premium price when the energy price cap is FALLING, is not a great idea.

What's Coming Up? Stay Tuned for Better Deals
There’s some light at the end of the tunnel. While we're not yet seeing ANY meaningful energy price competition, it is coming. Stay tuned and we will let you know when things kick off and there are energy tariffs worth switching to.
In the meantime, here's a handy summary of the current state of the energy market in 3 simple charts..

Help me compare, switch and save money. I am a...

First Time Switcher

I'm on an expensive Standard Tariff and need help, quick!

Savvy Switcher

I’ve done it loads of times and know what I’m doing. I just want a better deal. Quickly.


I’ve just moved home (or am about to) and need help setting up the energy supply.


Me and my buddies are sharing a house. We need to get the bills down and split them up.

Small Business

1-10 employees. Typically spend less than £2,000 a year on energy

Medium Sized Business

11-250 employees. Typically spend less than £20,000 a year on energy

Large Business

250+ employees. Spend over £20,000 a year on energy. Have half-hourly metering.

This week's Featured Supplier

Learn all about Shell Energy...who they are, what they do, and why you might want them as your energy supplier

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Shell Energy logo

I'm looking for other energy products and services

A collective switch

I want to join a collective switch so I can benefit from the bargaining power of a group

Green or Renewable tariffs

I feel the need to save the planet....help me do my bit

Smart Meters

I'd like to get a smart meter and want a cheap smart meter tariff to go with it

Boiler or Heating Cover

I'm looking for cover for my boiler and central heating system

Solar Panels

OK it doesn't shine that often but I'd still like to find out what my options are

Energy saving tips and gadgets

My energy use is out of control. I need help to cut back

Guides and Advice

Energy Price Guarantee

What is the energy price guarantee? How does it work? Who will get it and when? How does it affect you? Complete independent guide by energyscanner.com

Which energy suppliers have gone bust?

Want to know which UK energy suppliers have gone bust? Here’s the complete list. Who, when and which energy supplier took over the customer base. Updated regularly.

Which energy company supplies my energy?

Want to find out which energy company supplies your energy? Our handy guide tells you how to find out quickly and easily.

Bulb Energy Review

Bulb Energy review, including supplier description, service rating, fuel mix, tariffs, financials and energy price comparison

Latest News

UK Fuel Mix

UK fuel mix disclosure. See what energy sources are used to generate electricity in the UK and what impact this has on carbon emissions and radioactive waste. Information exclusively available on energyscanner.com.

What’s the difference between clean, green and renewable energy?

What’s the difference between clean, green, renewable and alternative energy? Our guide cuts through the hype to offer concise and understandable explanations and examples.

Renewable Energy Fuels and Technologies in the UK

What are the renewable energy fuels and technologies used in the UK? A comprehensive review by renewable energy search site energyscanner.com.

Energy Price Cap Guide

This handy guide tells you everything you ever wanted to know about the Energy Price Cap. What it is? How it works? How it affects you and why you should still consider switching even if you’re covered by it.