Last Updated: 11 February 2022
E.ON Standard Tariff (EnergyPlan) set to increase by £693 (54%) from 1 April 2022
- From 1 April 2022, households with average energy usage, paying by monthly direct debit, will see their energy bills increase by £693 to £1,971. That’s up a massive 54%. The increase will add an extra £58 per month to the energy bill of a household with average energy usage.
- Those paying by prepayment meter, or quarterly by cheque, will do even worse. Their new energy bills will come in at £2,017 and £2,101 respectively.
- This increase come on top of the £96 increase on 1 April 2021 and the further £139 increase on 1 October 2021. Three increases in a row adding £928 in bills in the space of a year.
How will E.ON Standard Tariff customers be affected?
E.ON has not yet published its new Standard tariff prices. When they do, we expect that they will charge the maximum allowed under the energy price cap.
This increase will affect the majority of E.ON’s customers most of whom are now on the Standard Tariff.
Unfortunately, since there is no functioning energy market at the current time, the only thing you can do, for now, is to grin and bear it.
However, now that the energy price cap is being lifted, energy suppliers, including E.ON, have a chance of resuming normal operations. This should mean that energy switching will gradually return over the coming weeks and months. When the energy switching market does come back, it will be a huge relief, and not just for us. Right now, households have just one way to reduce their energy bills; by significantly cutting back on heating and lighting. For many, that will not be possible in any meaningful way. Energy switching therefore represents the quickest alternative way to cut energy bills. Even a small percentage saving on a MASSIVE energy bills leads to useful cash sums.
When it happens, we will be the first to let you know. Stay tuned.
But for now, we are sorry to say that your tariff will increase again in…
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Should I be switching from the E.ON Standard Tariff to a fixed energy tariff?
At the present time, you do not really have a choice, as there is no functioning energy switching market. But even if there was, we would recommend that you stay put. The current price of the E.ON Standard Tariff is such that there are no alternative energy tariffs that come even remotely close on price. However, we expect things to change for the better in the coming weeks and months, and we will update this page as soon as that happens
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If you would like to know more about the energy price cap and how it affects you, please check out our Energy Price Cap Guide for all the latest information.
Due to the unfolding energy crisis, E.ON EnergyPlan cannot be applied for at the current time. We expect energy switching to return sometime from March 2022. We’ll keep you updated.
This is the Standard variable tariff from E.ON.
Data from Ofgem the GB gas and electricity regulator, shows that, as at July 2021, E.ON had 4.3 million customer accounts on the E.ON Standard tariff, or other, default tariffs. This comprises 1.13 million E.ON gas accounts and 2.7 million E.ON electricity accounts. These numbers include the npower customers acquired by E.ON in 2019.
A brief warning!
In normal market conditions (before August 2021), if you are were on this tariff, it would be exceedingly bad news – for you at least. It meant that you were paying way too much for your energy.
A dual fuel (gas and elec) customer with average energy usage would usually be overpaying by £250-£300 a year over the odds for something as basic as energy. That is not a one-off either. It is the amount you could save each and every year by switching to a cheaper tariff with another energy supplier.
That situation doesn’t apply at the current time. With the energy market turned on its head, E.ON’s Standard tariff, which is subject to the energy price cap, is the cheapest energy tariff in the market at the current time (together with all other Standard variable tariffs). So, if you want to know what is the best E.ON tariff right now, E.ON EnergyPlan is it.
In normal circumstances, we at energyscanner.com, being an energy price comparison and switching website, would be screaming at you to compare and switch energy suppliers. But right now, that is not the thing to do. The best that you can do for now is to stay put. Things will change. The market will get back to normal. And when it does, we will be the first to let you know. However, we expect the current situation to persist until at least January 2022.
Key features of the E.ON Standard Tariff
Key features of the E.ON Standard Variable tariff include;
– The E.ON Standard Tariff is called E.ON EnergyPlan
– (Not to be confused with E.ON EnergyPlan Assist which is only available to customers with a credit meter who have received a Warm Home Discount payment from E.ON in earlier years. E.ON EnergyPlan Assist would be a contender in the best E.ON tariff for pensioners category).
– E.ON EnergyPlan is a Variable rate tariff which means that your energy prices may go up or down. Energy prices are subject to change on 30 days advance notice.
– This tariff is subject to the Energy Price Cap. The energy price cap sets the maximum level of this tariff in any price cap (6-month) period.
– You can opt for either paper or online billing – it does not affect the price that you pay.
– The E.ON Standard Tariff is available for customers taking gas only, electricity only or dual fuel.
– Payment options include Monthly Direct Debit, Quarterly Variable Direct Debit and Cash / Cheque quarterly on receipt of your bill.
– This tariff is also available to customers with prepayment meters (where the tariff name is E.ON EnergyPlan with Prepayment)
– There are no early termination fees with the E.ON Standard Variable Tariff.
– E.ON is signed up to the Warm Home Discount Scheme.
– E.ON is signed up to the Energy Switch Guarantee.
History of Price Changes
A history of E.ON Standard tariff price changes going back to 2018 is shown in the Table below.
|Effective Date||Annual Dual Fuel Bill||Change||Comment|
|1 Apr 2022||£1,971|
|Energy Price Cap v8
1 Apr 2022 to 30 Sep 2022
Prices to be confirmed
|1 Oct 2021||£1,277|
|Energy Price Cap v7
1 Oct 2021 to 31 Mar 2022
|1 Apr 2021||£1,138|
|Energy Price Cap v6
1 Apr 2021 to 30 Sep 2021
|1 Oct 2020||£1,042||£84 cut||Energy Price Cap v5
1 Oct 2020 to 31 Mar 2021
|1 Apr 2020||£1,126||£16 cut||Energy Price Cap v4
1 Apr 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
|1 Oct 2019||£1,142||£75 cut||Energy Price Cap v3
1 Oct 2019 to 31 Mar 2020
|1 Apr 2019||£1,217|
|Energy Price Cap v2
1 Apr 2019 to 30 Sep 2019
|1 Jan 2019||£1,104||£68 cut||Energy Price Cap v1
Opening level of the Energy Price Cap
|16 Aug 2018||£1,172|
|19 Apr 2018||£1,120|
|Opening level 2018||£1,100|
Annual bills are based upon a dual fuel customer paying by Monthly Direct Debit with average annual usage; 12,000 kWh for gas and 2,900 kWh for electricity. We have re-indexed all bill values to this usage level.