British Gas Tariffs 2022: Tariffs, Prices and Rates (2022)

British Gas tariffs have a reputation for being expensive. However, since the 2021 energy crisis, British Gas prices are actually better value for money than they used to be. Let’s take a look at the different British Gas tariffs currently available.

💸British Gas Tariffs and Prices

British Gas, like most suppliers, releases different tariffs every few weeks, which makes it difficult to keep track of prices. In the table below, however, we've compiled each UK provider's Which? score for value for money so that you can see how they compare to the rest of the energy market:

Suppliers' Value for Money Ranked by Which? Score
Energy SupplierWhich? Value for Money score
Octopus Energy⭐⭐⭐⭐
Ovo Energy⭐⭐⭐⭐
So Energy⭐⭐⭐⭐
Utility Warehouse⭐⭐⭐⭐
Outfox The Market⭐⭐⭐⭐
Boost⭐⭐⭐
Utilita⭐⭐⭐
Sainsbury's Energy⭐⭐⭐
Shell Energy⭐⭐⭐
British Gas⭐⭐
EDF Energy⭐⭐
SSE(Takeover by Ovo Energy in June 2019)⭐⭐
E.ON⭐⭐
Scottish Power⭐⭐
E.ON Next

*For illustrative purposes only. Figures taken from Which?'s September 2021 survey.

As you can see, British Gas finds itself in the bottom half of providers in terms of value for money according to the most recent survey. It will no doubt look to improve on this score, but it should be noted that it was among the better performers of the old 'Big Six'. However, British Gas reviews can be quite mixed. On Trustpilot, for example, out of more than 76,500 customer reviews, 55% have given British Gas an excellent or great score.

We've put together a guide to all the specific British Gas tariffs that will help you understand what they offer. The following are the British Gas tariffs for domestic customers. If you're looking for British Gas tariffs for business, check out our guide to British Gas Business.

💡British Gas Standard Tariff

British Gas Tariffs 2022: Tariffs, Prices and Rates (1)

If you haven't updated your British Gas tariff within the past year or two, it's likely that you're paying the standard rates, which vary according to the wholesale price of energy and where the Ofgem price cap for standard tariffs sits.

The British Gas standard tariff is generally kept in line with the price. In February 2022, the energy regulator Ofgem announced a 54% increase to the price cap from 1 April 2022. British Gas will let customers know 30 days before it puts its price up. If you want to find out more, you should contact British Gas directly.

Here are new expected prices for British Gas standard tariff from 1 April:

The British Gas standard tariff is generally kept in line with the price cap, which is £1,138 for dual fuel since October 1st 2021. However the price cap is expected to rise again in the spring of 2022. The provider will always give customers 30 days' notice before it puts its prices up.

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British Gas Standard Tariff (Direct Debit payment method)
Cost typePrice
Electricity unit rate29.484p per kWh
Gas unit rate7.319p per kWh
Electricity standing charge41.660p per day
Gas standing charge27.220p per day
Total estimated cost per month£165.39
Total estimated cost per year£1984.73
Exit fee£0

*Calculations based on a three-bedroom London household with average energy consumption. Tariff last updated: March 2022

📈British Gas Tariff Rises

British Gas Tariffs 2022: Tariffs, Prices and Rates (2)

Here's a brief history of British Gas price increases in recent years. It's worth noting that these increases (and decreases) were always done in line with the Ofgem price cap.

  • April 2018: British Gas comes in for criticism from Energy Minister Claire Perry, who said that the UK Government was “disappointed” by the “unjustified” increase of 5.5% in the standard variable tariff.
  • October 2018: the provider's standard variable rate increases again, this time by 3.8%.
  • April 2019: Another British Gas price increase, this time a whopping 10.5%.
  • October 2019: British Gas brings down its standard rate in line with the price cap.
  • April 2020: The price cap is lowered again to account for the Coronavirus pandemic, and the provider brings down its standard rate.
  • October 2020: Another cut to the price cap, which hit its lowest ever point at £1,042 a year, sees British Gas lower its rate for a third successive time.
  • April 2021: The price cap is finally brought up by an average of £96 per year following a upsurge in wholesale prices, and British Gas ups its standard rate.
  • October 2021: The price cap is increased to £1,277, and the British Gas standard tariff increases.
  • April 2022: the price cap is increased again to £1,971 for direct debit customers and to £2,017 for prepayment customers. The British Gas standard tariff will increase in line with this rise.

📞How Do I Change My British Gas Tariff?

If you're an existing customer on the British Gas standard tariff, it's easy to change your tariff. You can do so either through your online account or by calling British Gas. If you're in a contract with British Gas, you can switch to a different tariff (or supplier) within the last 49 days (or seven weeks) before the contract officially ends and you won't have to pay an exit fee.

British Gas aren't offering all tariffs Due to the ongoing energy crisis, British Gas is not offering all its usual tariffs. This is because of the unprecedented wholesale cost of natural gas making it difficult for suppliers to keep up with costs. For this reason, British Gas is not offering tariffs to prepayment customers and only offering a few fixed tariffs.

🧾British Gas Fixed Tariffs

British Gas Tariffs 2022: Tariffs, Prices and Rates (3)

Most British Gas tariffs are fixed-rate. Whilst it doesn't mean you'll pay the same every month with a fixed rate tariff, what it means is that your unit rate and standing charge will be fixed and not change whilst you are still within the contracted period, which for British Gas tariffs is generally 12-24 months..

Whilst these British Gas tariffs may seem more expensive initially, due to the price cap, you are able to lock-in the savings. When the price cap is lifted or is increased, your energy prices will remain the same which could turn out to be a lot cheaper.

Below are some of the currently available British Gas tariffs that are fixed.

The Green One v16

This British Gas energy tariff uses 100% renewable electricity and the gas is carbon neutral as well. It's the greenest British Gas tariff available, and has no exit fee. See the details for this tariff in the table below:

The Green One v16
TermFixed until 10th April 2023
Exit fee£75 per fuel
100% renewable electricity
Carbon offset gas
Paperless Tariff
Call center assistance

As mentioned in the table, 100% of the electricity you use on this tariff will be offset with the purchase of electricity from renewable sources to put back into the National Grid. The added bonus of carbon neutral gas means that on top of 100% renewable electricity, British Gas supplies you with green gas.

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The Fixed One v16

Like the The Green One v16, this fixed price tariff is currently open to new customers and offers fixed prices on gas and electricity until 10th April 2023. You can find details about the tariff in the table below:

The Fixed One v16
TermFixed until 10th April 2023
Exit fee£0 per fuel
100% renewable electricity
Carbon offset gas
Paperless Tariff
Call center assistance

This British Gas energy tariff is similar to The Green One v16, except the gas is not carbon neutral.

HomeEnergy Secure December 2023v2

This fixed price tariff is currently open to new customers and offers fixed prices on gas and electricity until 31 December 2023. And is the cheapest British Gas fixed-rate tariff currently available. You can find details about the tariff in the table below:

HomeEnergy Secure December 2023v2
TermFixed until 31 December 2023
Exit fee£75 per fuel
100% renewable electricity
Carbon offset gas

As mentioned in the table, 100% of the electricity you use on this tariff will be offset with the purchase of electricity from renewable sources to put back into the National Grid. The gas you use, however, will not be offset.

Green Future Dec 2023v2

Like the HomeEnergy Secure Dec 2023 tariff, this British Gas tariff will offset 100% of the electricity you use on this tariff. It's an award winning energy tariff from British Gas. See details for this tariff in the table below:

Green Future Dec 2023v2
TermFixed until 31 December 2023
Exit fee£75 per fuel
100% renewable electricity
Carbon offset gas

As you can see, this tariff offers similar features to the above with the added bonus of carbon offset gas as well as renewable electricity. On top of 100% renewable electricity, British Gas will match 10% of the gas you use with green gas into the National Grid, and will engage in carbon offsetting to balance out the other 90%.

In addition, they will also pay for 5 trees per fuel to be planted in the UK for each year you stay on this British Gas tariff. That's the equivalent of around one ton of CO2 per fuel being offset by the planting of new trees every year.

Complete Protection Dec 2023v2

This fixed-rate tariff guarantees your prices won't change until 31 December 2023. In addition to energy, this tariff also includes Central Heating Breakdown Cover, Plumbing & Drains Cover, Home Electrical Cover, and Home Services Cover for the duration of your contract at no extra cost. Here are the details for this British Gas tariff:

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Complete Protection Dec 2023v2
TermFixed until 31 December 2023
Exit fee£75 per fuel
Central Heating Breakdown Cover
Plumbing & Drains Cover
Home Services Cover

Home Services Cover It's important to remember that after your energy contract ends, the Home Services Cover will renew automatically at an average of £11.50 per month. To avoid being charged, you can cancel the Home Services Cover if you decide you don't want it.

Electric Drivers Feb 2024

This is an exclusive British Gas tariff for customers who have an electric vehicle. You will benefit from cheaper electricity rates between 12am-5am each day and the rates are secured until 29 February 2024. Here are the details for the Electric Drivers Feb 2024 British Gas tariff:

Electric Drivers Feb 2024
TermFixed until 29 February 2024
Exit fee£0 per fuel
Cheaper rates between 12am-5pm
Free smart meter installation
No exit fees

💳British Gas PAYG Tariff

British Gas are not offering prepay tariffs Unfortunately due to the energy crisis, British Gas are not offering any tariffs to prepayment customers. Below are the tariffs that have been available and that existing customers will still be on. It is possible that British Gas will offer prepayment tariffs again after the April price cap comes into effect.

The standard British Gas Pay As You Go tariff, also known as the Protect PAYG tariff, is available to both new and current customers who have prepayment meters. Users with British Gas smart meters are also able to take advantage of this tariff. Here's a full rundown of its features:

British Gas Protect Jun 2023
PriceFixed until 30 June 2023
Exit fee£0 per fuel
Supports Smart PAYG

Rates on this British Gas tariff are fixed until June 2023, with British Gas prices usually being kept in line with the level of the price cap. A big positive is that this tariff doesn't have exit fees, so you're free to change to a different British Gas tariff or even a different supplier without being penalised if the rates change.

British Gas prepayment customers who don't have a fixed-rate deal will be on the British Gas standard tariff for prepayment meters. This tariff is subject to fluctuation depending on the market prices for gas and electricity. Whilst the rate can go up or down at any time, British Gas will notify you in advance if the price changes. Details of the British Gas standard tariff for pay-as-you-go customers is in the table below:

British Gas Standard Tariff (Prepayment payment method)
Cost typePrice
Electricity unit rate20.42p per kWh
Gas unit rate4.126p per kWh
Electricity standing charge27.67p per day
Gas standing charge35.143p per day
Total estimated cost per month£109.71
Total estimated cost per year£1316.57
Exit fee£0

*Calculations based on a three-bedroom London household with average energy consumption. Tariff last updated: Jan 2022

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🏢British Gas Business Tariffs

There are some important differences between domestic and business energy. First of all, businesses do not have the 14-day cooling-off period that domestic customers have during the switch process. This allows domestic customers to change their minds and cancel their energy plan up to two weeks after agreeing to a new contract.

14 Day Cooling-Off Period The 14 day cooling-off period for domestic customers applies to new customers signing up for a British Gas tariff for the first time and existing customers who are renewing their British Gas tariff.

Business energy deals also tend to be for longer periods of time than domestic energy plans. Anywhere between one and four years is standard for British Gas business energy contracts. If you move into business premises where British Gas is the existing supplier, you will automatically be put on what’s called the ‘deemed rate’ (the default rate) tariff unless you contact British Gas to request one of its energy plans.

For more information about British Gas Business tariffs, see our dedicated page.

British Gas Tariff FAQs

At the moment, the cheapest British Gas tariff available is the British Gas standard tariff, which is not typically the case. This tariff usually tends to be among the most expensive British Gas tariffs, and this is also the case generally. Even though this standard tariff currently offers the cheapest rates, we would actually recommend selecting the HomeEnergy Secure December 2023v2 tariff. It will currently cost you a few pounds more per month, but your rates will be protected from any increases until July 2023.

Energy price per kWh depends on which tariff you’re currently on, as well as your location. In general, gas costs between 7.5p and 11p per kWh and electricity costs between 32p and 40p per kWh.

In October 2021, British Gas increased its prices for its standard tariff. This was a result of the rise in the energy price cap. Many other energy providers, especially those among the biggest providers, also raised their standard energy rates, and are expected to do so again in April 2022 if Ofgem puts up the price cap again.

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British Gas business tariffs generally work out to be more expensive than domestic tariffs for a couple of reasons. Firstly, businesses pay a higher rate of VAT on their energy bills; 20% as opposed to the 5% that consumers pay. Additionally, businesses have an obligation to pay the Climate Change Levy, which is something that domestic customers don’t have to worry about.

FAQs

What is British Gas price per kWh? ›

What's the average spend for gas? 1. * Gas unit rate 10.330p per kWh plus standing charge of 28.485p per day.

Is British Gas standard tariff expensive? ›

The simple truth is that British Gas are more expensive because they are not as efficient, and make higher profits.

How do I choose a British Gas tariff? ›

It's quick and easy to change tariffs online if you're already with us. Simply access your account online, go to 'tariff switch' and pick your new tariff. It'll take us 24 hours to switch you over and you won't have to pay any exit fees.

Does British Gas have a variable tariff? ›

If the discount does not bring you in line with Energy Price Guarantee, we'll switch you automatically to our standard variable tariff to ensure you're on the best deal.

How much does a kWh cost in UK 2022? ›

A 'floor' unit price for gas averaging at 10.3p/ kWh and for electricity averaging at 34p/ kWh for direct debit customers will be introduced, because some people will have fixed at much lower prices some time ago, meaning their annual payments will already be below the £2,500 average set by the Energy Price Guarantee.

Who has the cheapest electricity per kWh UK? ›

Unit Cost of Electricity per kWh in the UK

For a number of years, Yorkshire has been known to have the cheapest electricity rates in the country. However, in 2021, residents paid only 4% less than the average electricity cost per kWh.

Is it best to stay on standard tariff? ›

At the moment it's usually worth staying on your default tariff because there aren't as many cheap deals available right now. The cost of energy is likely to go up. This means the price you pay for gas and electricity will also go up - but the price cap will limit how much you have to pay.

Is it best to have a fixed energy tariff? ›

The main benefit of choosing a fixed tariff is that your rates will not increase if wholesale energy prices increase. You will pay a set amount for the duration of your plan. This makes it much easier to manage your utility bills and budget accordingly.

Is it better to have a fixed or variable energy rate? ›

A variable rate means your energy price can vary during the plan. Fixed rate tariffs offer you security, and are often some of the cheapest deals. Though you will usually be tied in for at least a year and will need to pay fees if you want to exit the fixed deal.

Should I fix my energy prices until 2023? ›

You should only fix your energy prices until 2023 if you can source a cheaper fixed tariff than that of the October 2022 price cap increase.

Who is the cheapest energy supplier in the UK 2022? ›

Cheapest energy providers: April 2022
SupplierMonthly cost
Cheapest SVTSquare1£151.50
Cheapest VariableUtility Warehouse£161.26
Cheapest FixedBritish Gas£219.82
Energy Price CapMost Providers£164.25
26 Mar 2022

What is the cheapest dual fuel tariff in the UK? ›

Top 10 cheapest fixed dual fuel tariffs
RankSupplierCost
1Spark Energy£1,066.86
2ScottishPower£1,089.98
3ScottishPower£1,090.09
4ScottishPower£1,144.99
7 more rows
22 Sept 2021

What happens if I use less energy than my fixed tariff? ›

It's the cost of the energy unit that is frozen. So, if you are on a fixed plan and use more or less energy in one month compared to another, your bill will still change accordingly. Fixed-price tariffs offer the protection of locked prices and competitive market rates.

Why are British Gas standing charges so high? ›

“It's a fixed cost, so they've put a lot of that cost on the standing charge, because everyone has to pay. “So, to be fair to the providers, the reason your standing charge is going up so much is because the price cap standing charge has gone up so much.”

What is a standard variable tariff? ›

What is a 'standard variable' tariff? A standard variable tariff is a supply contract with an indefinite length that does not have a fixed-term applying to the terms and conditions. It's an energy supplier's basic offer.

What is the average gas and electric bill UK 2022? ›

Average gas bill

This equates to an average of £840 per year or £70 per month. From October 2022, this cost was due to rise to 15p per kWh which would have meant costs of around £1,800 per year for your gas, or £150 per month.

How much does a 2000w heater cost to run UK? ›

Panel Heater Running Costs; The Facts
Power RatingPer HourPer Day
1500 watt23.11p£1.39
2000 watt30.82p£1.85
2500 watt38.52p£2.31
3000 watt46.23p£2.77
6 more rows
11 Aug 2017

How many kWh does an average house use per day UK? ›

What is the average electricity usage per day in the UK? The average kWh per day in a UK household is between 8.5 to 10 kWh.

How much does it cost to boil a kettle UK? ›

On average, it costs about 21p to boil an electric kettle. If you're boiling the kettle twice a day every day for a month, you'll be spending around £12 a month. This is based on the assumption that it takes 4.5 minutes to boil a full two-litre kettle with a power rating of 3kW.

How much do Eon charge per kWh? ›

In general, electricity costs between 29p and 30p per kWh. Gas costs between 7.5p and 8p per kWh.

How many kWh does a house use per day? ›

How many kWh does a house use? According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2020, the average kilowatts for a house was 893 kilowatt-hours per month or around 30 kilowatt-hours per day.

Who is the cheapest energy supplier in the UK? ›

The cheapest energy suppliers
SupplierTariff
Cheapest VariableOutfox the MarketOne Variable Tarrif 6.0
Cheapest FixedAvroSimple and SuperSave
Cheapest Big SixScottish PowerSuper Saver September 2020 B3
19 Aug 2022

What does Martin Lewis say about Octopus energy? ›

Financial expert Martin Lewis says that fixed tariffs may work out cheaper for many energy customers as Ofgem prepares to increase its price cap once again. Mr Lewis, the man behind Money Saving Expert, says that the deal could work for people including Octopus Energy customers.

How long will energy prices stay high? ›

Some estimates suggest that energy bills could remain high until 2024. It's difficult to know exactly when energy bills will go down, as international gas prices are continuing to fluctuate.

Will my energy bills go up if I'm on a fixed tariff? ›

I'm on a fixed deal, will any part of my bill/charges increase? No, not while the deal lasts. The cap relates to the energy providers' standard variable tariffs – these are the tariffs that customers are on as a default and have traditionally been more expensive than the fixed-rate deals on offer.

What happens when my British Gas tariff ends? ›

Once you reach the end date of the tariff, you'll automatically roll over onto your provider's standard variable-rate deal, which can be more expensive. Thanks to Ofgem regulations, your provider can't charge you any exit fees if you switch within 49 days of the end of your current tariff.

Is it worth changing energy supplier now? ›

Switching energy is easy. It's the same pipes, gas, meter and safety – you don't lose supply – the only difference is price and customer service. Yet with the energy market in crisis, there's currently nothing meaningfully cheaper than the price cap, so for most it won't be worth switching right now.

Are Octopus offering fixed tariff? ›

The price cap only applies to 'variable' tariffs, not 'fixed' tariffs. (Every energy supplier must have a variable tariff - here at Octopus, we have our 'Flexible' tariff.)

How much is the average electric bill per month for a house in UK? ›

The average electricity bill per year for 2021 (Opens in a new window) was £764, based on annual consumption of 3,600 kWh/year. That's £64 per month, an increase of 7.5% on 2020.

Is standard tariff cheaper than fixed? ›

The traditionally more expense standard variable rate tariffs are now over 50% cheaper on average than the best value fixed rate deal.

Will energy prices go down in 2023 UK? ›

The energy price for 2023 and 2024 will remain the same as the energy price cap is in place from 1 October to October 2024. This means it will replace any further increases by Ofgem in that time period.

Who has the best energy deals 2022? ›

The best energy suppliers in 2022
  1. Octopus Energy: The ultimate choice for customer service, value and more. ...
  2. British Gas: The largest supplier but a mediocre service. ...
  3. EDF Energy: Zero-carbon electricity to help you reduce your carbon footprint. ...
  4. E.
26 May 2022

Who is the cheapest of the big six energy suppliers? ›

British Gas has the cheapest tariff of the big six, though there are a few good deals from some of the other major suppliers (all are one-year fixes and average prices are based on typical use).

Who is the best gas supplier in UK? ›

Who are the best energy suppliers in Britain?
PoisitionSupplierCustomer score
1Outfox the Market82%
2Octopus Energy80%
3Avro Energy*76%
4People's Energy*75%
7 more rows
10 May 2021

Is a dual fuel tariff cheaper than separate? ›

Dual fuel tariffs can be cheaper than buying your gas and electricity from separate suppliers, but this isn't always guaranteed. If you look closely at all the possible energy providers, you may find the cheapest option is to get your gas from one supplier and your electricity from another.

Is it cheaper to have gas and electric with one supplier? ›

While it often can be, a dual fuel deal isn't always cheaper than buying your gas and electricity from separate suppliers. Some energy suppliers offer a discount for taking both gas and electricity from them, although sometimes the saving is small compared to your overall bill.

What is dual fuel discount? ›

A dual fuel deal offers a discount to customers taking both gas and electricity from the same provider.

Do smart meters include standing charge? ›

Do smart meters show standing charges? Yes. If you have a smart meter, your standing charge (if any) will appear on your smart energy monitor display whether you're using electricity that day or not. The monitor works together with your smart meter to show your energy usage daily, weekly and monthly.

Is it better to have a higher standing charge or unit rate? ›

If you use a lot of gas and electricity, you'll probably want a higher standing charge and a lower rate. But if your usage is low, then you'll want a tariff with a cheaper standing charge. Remember, it almost always works out cheaper to get your electricity and gas from the same supplier with a 'dual fuel' deal.

How do I stop paying my gas standing charge? ›

How to avoid standing charge fees? For those who want to stop the standing charge if they are being charged, despite not using gas, they can do so by having the meter removed and then closing the gas account.

Is British Gas standard tariff expensive? ›

The simple truth is that British Gas are more expensive because they are not as efficient, and make higher profits.

What is British Gas price per kWh? ›

What's the average spend for gas? 1. * Gas unit rate 10.330p per kWh plus standing charge of 28.485p per day.

Is British Gas standard variable tariff capped? ›

Like most energy suppliers in the UK, British Gas tariffs are subject to Ofgem's energy price cap. This cap sets the maximum price suppliers can charge for their standard variable and default tariffs - typically the most expensive tariffs on offer.

Who is the cheapest energy supplier in the UK 2022? ›

Cheapest energy providers: April 2022
SupplierMonthly cost
Cheapest SVTSquare1£151.50
Cheapest VariableUtility Warehouse£161.26
Cheapest FixedBritish Gas£219.82
Energy Price CapMost Providers£164.25
26 Mar 2022

How much does gas central heating cost per hour UK? ›

How Much Does It Cost To Run Gas Central Heating Per Hour? If you use mains gas, you'll pay roughly 2.4p per kilowatt-hour. This means that if you have a 35 kW boiler, it will cost you around £0.84 to run it for an hour. However, if you use LPG, it can be a little more expensive.

What is the average gas and electric bill UK 2022? ›

Average gas bill

This equates to an average of £840 per year or £70 per month. From October 2022, this cost was due to rise to 15p per kWh which would have meant costs of around £1,800 per year for your gas, or £150 per month.

Should I fix my energy prices until 2023? ›

You should only fix your energy prices until 2023 if you can source a cheaper fixed tariff than that of the October 2022 price cap increase.

Is a fixed tariff better? ›

Are fixed-rate tariffs cheap? Fixed-rate tariffs ultimately depend on the conditions of the energy market – if wholesale prices are high, fixed deals will be less attractive. Generally speaking though, if market conditions are good and you shop around, a fixed-rate tariff will be better value than a variable-rate one.

Who has the best energy deals 2022? ›

The best energy suppliers in 2022
  1. Octopus Energy: The ultimate choice for customer service, value and more. ...
  2. British Gas: The largest supplier but a mediocre service. ...
  3. EDF Energy: Zero-carbon electricity to help you reduce your carbon footprint. ...
  4. E.
26 May 2022

What does Martin Lewis say about Octopus Energy? ›

Financial expert Martin Lewis says that fixed tariffs may work out cheaper for many energy customers as Ofgem prepares to increase its price cap once again. Mr Lewis, the man behind Money Saving Expert, says that the deal could work for people including Octopus Energy customers.

How much does it cost to heat a 3 bedroom house UK? ›

A three-bedroom, semi-detached house, using approx. 16,000 kWh of gas per year, will cost around £866. This is the average across England, Scotland and Wales. The annual average cost of heating the same house using the same amount of energy will cost approx.

Is it cheaper to leave heating on low all day? ›

According to experts at the Energy Saving Trust, the idea it's cheaper to leave the heating on low all day is a myth. They're clear that having the heating on only when you need it is, in the long run, the best way to save energy, and therefore money.

Should you leave heating on all night? ›

Not only is it okay to leave the heater on all night, it can save you money. Here's the secret: Set the temperature of your home at least eight degrees lower for the eight hours or so that you sleep at night. Every degree you lower the thermostat can net you an estimated 1% off your heating bill.

What is the average electricity bill for a 1 bedroom flat UK 2022? ›

Average energy bill 1 bed flat

If you live in a one bedroom flat and use both gas and electricity the average price for your energy bill is only £50. If there are two adults instead of one, the average is around £60. This would be a range of £600 – £720 per annum. This assumes you use both fuels (dual fuel).

How much is the average gas and electricity bill per month UK? ›

The average electricity bill per year for 2021 (Opens in a new window) was £764, based on annual consumption of 3,600 kWh/year. That's £64 per month, an increase of 7.5% on 2020. In total that brings the combined average gas and electricity bill to £1339 per year.

Is it cheaper to use gas or electricity 2022? ›

When it comes to using energy, gas is typically cheaper than electricity. Looking at Ofgem's price cap rates, gas can cost up to 7p per kWh (going up to 15p in from October 1, 2022), and electricity up to 28p per kWh (also going up to 52p).

Is it better to be on a fixed energy tariff or variable? ›

Both have their merits. The cost of fixed price tariffs will depend on the conditions of the energy market. Fixed deals become less attractive if wholesale prices are high because suppliers have to charge more. Although a variable tariff may offer the cheapest prices at the outset, it might not in the future.

Who is the cheapest energy supplier in the UK? ›

The cheapest energy suppliers
SupplierTariff
Cheapest VariableOutfox the MarketOne Variable Tarrif 6.0
Cheapest FixedAvroSimple and SuperSave
Cheapest Big SixScottish PowerSuper Saver September 2020 B3
19 Aug 2022

Which is better fixed or variable energy rate? ›

A variable rate means your energy price can vary during the plan. Fixed rate tariffs offer you security, and are often some of the cheapest deals. Though you will usually be tied in for at least a year and will need to pay fees if you want to exit the fixed deal.

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