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What details do I need to get a cheap gas quote?

Who is your current gas supplier?

You can see this on your bill, or just check your last bank statement.

What is the name of your current tariff?

For example: Standard Variable Tariff, or Economy 7.

How would you like to pay for your gas?

Pay by direct debit, cheque, card, etc.

How much gas do you use per month or year?

Tell us in pounds & pence or in kWh.

When does your current tariff expire?

The date your plan lapses or renews.

What's the best way to get cheap gas?

The best way to lower your energy bill is to be a ‘switcher’. The millions who stay loyal to the same gas supplier are probably paying too much – maybe hundreds of pounds per year. This is wrong.

There are a lot of great deals out there, but many people just don’t take advantage of them. The market rewards those who shop around. Switching gas supplier can slash your bill. 

Compare gas prices with Quidco Compare. We show you the best quotes for cheap gas. On top of that, we give you cashback as well. 

Change provider, lower your tariff, get money in your bank.

How do I switch gas supplier?

This couldn’t be simpler. It’s virtually all done for you. 

As soon as you choose your new gas supplier, they take care of the nitty gritty. They let your current provider know you’re saying goodbye and between them they agree a date to make the changeover. 

After that, you’ll receive all the paperwork by email or post. This will confirm your new tariff and payment details. Just check if it's correct. Then you’ll have a 14-day cooling off period, so if you change your mind, it’s not a problem. 

On changeover day, just take a meter reading for your old gas supplier and they’ll send you a final bill. Usually, the whole process takes less than three weeks. 

What types of gas tariffs are there?

There are a lot of gas suppliers in the UK and they offer a wide range of tariffs. Trying to make sense of all the differences can be tricky. How do you work out which is best for you? Well, the good news is, that behind all the fancy names, there are just a handful of basic tariffs. Understand these and you’re ready to go:

Standard Variable tariff

Standard Variable tariff

The most common choice, with over 11 million UK customers. Standard tariff users buy their energy by the unit. Due to wholesale gas prices, unit costs can go up and down. Bills are usually different every month. This can be a problem for people who need to budget carefully.

The good bits: No contracts. Users pay how they wish. No demand for online account management.

The bad bits: Usually more expensive than Fixed or Economy 7 tariffs. Bills can vary a lot from month to month.

Fixed Price tariff

Fixed Price tariff

Price per gas unit is fixed by contract – anywhere from one to three years. Bills only vary by amount of energy used. You’re protected from wholesale price rises but could lose out if they drop. Good for those who need to stick to a budget.

The good bits: Smooths out monthly bills. Generally cheaper than Standard tariffs. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

The bad bits: Must enter a contract and there could be a fee for early exit. This could stop you switching provider for a better deal. 

Economy 7 tariff

Economy 7 tariff

For meters that can tell the difference between day and night-time usage. Often cheaper than Fixed or Standard tariffs, but unit cost is not set and will still vary according to market prices.

The good bits: Great choice for those who can do laundry and dishwasher at night. No contract. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

The bad bits: Not an option if your meter doesn’t recognise day from night. No protection from price swings in wholesale energy market. It can make budgeting tough.

Dual Fuel tariff

Dual Fuel tariff

Gas and electricity supplied by one provider. Convenient to use. Suppliers often offer discounts for providing both services to households. Can be on Standard or Fixed price plans. 

The good bits: Makes life very easy for those who want gas and electric. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

The bad bits: Could be a contract. Splitting suppliers of gas and electric to get good deals can often beat the discount offered by one provider.

Could dual fuel be for you? See our dual fuel comparison page.

Online Energy tariff

Online Energy tariff

Handle your account online, without a paper trail. Small discount for those who wish to manage their account remotely. Price plans can be Standard, Fixed, Economy 7 or Dual Fuel. 

The good bits: Small discount. Pay as you wish. 

The bad bits: Could be a contract. Must agree to online account management. Not for anyone who wants a paper bill or does not use the internet.

Prepaid Energy tariff

Prepaid Energy tariff

Pay in advance for gas. Top up energy supplies by debit card or bank transfer as needed. Very flexible option. Buy gas as required.

The good bits: For those with irregular income or who wish to maintain a strict budget. No contract. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

The bad bits: Usually more expensive than other tariffs.

Green Energy tariff

Green Energy tariff

Special tariff for energy produced from renewable sources like wind, solar or biomethane. Natural gas is considered green, but it is not renewable. It’s only partially green. There are a few pure green gas suppliers, such as Bulb. They generate some of their gas from organic sources. This is called biomethane. In 2017-2018, 10% of Bulb’s gas supply was produced from this kind of source.

The good bits: Starting to become cheaper than fossil fuel alternatives. It doesn’t always lock you into a contract. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

The bad bits: Still in its early stages and not always the cheapest – yet.

  • Standard Variable tariff

    Standard Variable tariff

    The most common choice, with over 11 million UK customers. Standard tariff users buy their energy by the unit. Due to wholesale gas prices, unit costs can go up and down. Bills are usually different every month. This can be a problem for people who need to budget carefully.

    The good bits: No contracts. Users pay how they wish. No demand for online account management.

    The bad bits: Usually more expensive than Fixed or Economy 7 tariffs. Bills can vary a lot from month to month.

  • Fixed Price tariff

    Fixed Price tariff

    Price per gas unit is fixed by contract – anywhere from one to three years. Bills only vary by amount of energy used. You’re protected from wholesale price rises but could lose out if they drop. Good for those who need to stick to a budget.

    The good bits: Smooths out monthly bills. Generally cheaper than Standard tariffs. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

    The bad bits: Must enter a contract and there could be a fee for early exit. This could stop you switching provider for a better deal. 

  • Economy 7 tariff

    Economy 7 tariff

    For meters that can tell the difference between day and night-time usage. Often cheaper than Fixed or Standard tariffs, but unit cost is not set and will still vary according to market prices.

    The good bits: Great choice for those who can do laundry and dishwasher at night. No contract. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

    The bad bits: Not an option if your meter doesn’t recognise day from night. No protection from price swings in wholesale energy market. It can make budgeting tough.

  • Dual Fuel tariff

    Dual Fuel tariff

    Gas and electricity supplied by one provider. Convenient to use. Suppliers often offer discounts for providing both services to households. Can be on Standard or Fixed price plans. 

    The good bits: Makes life very easy for those who want gas and electric. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

    The bad bits: Could be a contract. Splitting suppliers of gas and electric to get good deals can often beat the discount offered by one provider.

    Could dual fuel be for you? See our dual fuel comparison page.

  • Online Energy tariff

    Online Energy tariff

    Handle your account online, without a paper trail. Small discount for those who wish to manage their account remotely. Price plans can be Standard, Fixed, Economy 7 or Dual Fuel. 

    The good bits: Small discount. Pay as you wish. 

    The bad bits: Could be a contract. Must agree to online account management. Not for anyone who wants a paper bill or does not use the internet.

  • Prepaid Energy tariff

    Prepaid Energy tariff

    Pay in advance for gas. Top up energy supplies by debit card or bank transfer as needed. Very flexible option. Buy gas as required.

    The good bits: For those with irregular income or who wish to maintain a strict budget. No contract. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

    The bad bits: Usually more expensive than other tariffs.

  • Green Energy tariff

    Green Energy tariff

    Special tariff for energy produced from renewable sources like wind, solar or biomethane. Natural gas is considered green, but it is not renewable. It’s only partially green. There are a few pure green gas suppliers, such as Bulb. They generate some of their gas from organic sources. This is called biomethane. In 2017-2018, 10% of Bulb’s gas supply was produced from this kind of source.

    The good bits: Starting to become cheaper than fossil fuel alternatives. It doesn’t always lock you into a contract. Pay as you wish. No need for online account management.

    The bad bits: Still in its early stages and not always the cheapest – yet.

    FAQs

    Why is my gas bill so high?

    A high gas bill is typically because of one of three reasons: Increased consumption. Increased prices. Incorrect meter reading. Let’s look at these one by one:

    Increased consumption: If you’ve had your heating turned up due to cold weather, it would explain why your gas bill has risen. Or perhaps you’ve had people staying with you and you’ve used more hot water? That will also cost more money.

    Controlling consumption can lower your gas bill. Little things like flipping the heating thermostat up and down will increase the amount of gas you use. As will long showers and deep baths. Put simply: use less, pay less.

    Increased prices: It is unlikely that your gas tariff has risen so fast that your gas bill has jumped. Price rises usually come in slow, small steps. But, if you’ve reached the end of your tariff period, (usually at 12 months), you may have been automatically switched to Standard Variable Tariff. 

    This can be more expensive. Check your tariff on your bill. Better still, use Quidco Compare to shop for a gas comparison from somewhere else. Switch gas supplier to save money.

    Incorrect meter reading: Energy suppliers can issue a bill based on their estimate of how much gas you’ve used. This is instead of reading your meter. If you don’t have a smart meter installed, which tells the gas supplier exactly how much gas you use, your bill may be high because of an inflated estimate. Contact your energy provider to give them an accurate meter reading. Better still, have a smart meter fitted to stop bill-shock happening again.

    How much is a typical gas bill per month?

    There is probably no such thing as a typical gas bill. Where your home is located. How big it is. How many occupants. How much heat and hot water you use. What kind of gas tariff you’re on. These all affect your gas bill. 

    However, according to UK Government figures, the average 2018 gas bill, taken from all users, was £56.33 per month. That was a 3.1% rise over 2017. 

    If your gas bill is much higher than this, try to lower your consumption, fit a smart meter, or compare gas prices with Quidco Compare. Switching gas supplier is often the best way to lower your bill.

    What uses the most gas in a home?

    Home heating and hot water are the bad boys when it comes to using gas. Typically, keeping your home warm and making lots of hot water will consume more than half the gas you buy. You can reduce the impact of this by lowering the heating thermostat and leaving it set. Flipping it up and down wastes energy. 

    You can also reduce the time you spend in the shower, or how deep you run the bath. Finally, check your gas boiler, radiators and hot water systems are efficient and well-insulated. Wasted heat is wasted money.

    Can I get green gas?

    Natural gas is already classed as ‘green’. However, it is not renewable, so it’s only partially green. True green gas, which is made from organic sources such as plant waste, is called biomethane. 

    There are a few suppliers of this kind of gas in the UK. Bulb is currently the biggest. They say that in 2017-2018, 10% of the gas they supplied came from organic sources. Biomethane usually costs more than natural gas and it is not available everywhere. If you wish to switch to a green gas supplier, use Quidco Compare to get a gas comparison that can help save the planet.

    Is gas more expensive than electric?

    No, it’s much cheaper. In 2018, average gas costs per unit were about a quarter of those for electric. Heating a home and making hot water with gas, despite inefficiencies in those systems, is almost always cheaper than using electricity.

    When can I expect to have my cashback?

    Once you've taken out a gas tariff, your cashback will be tracked within 72 hours. It will then be confirmed with your gas provider and available for withdrawal within four months. Check the progress of your cashback at any time in your Activity.