Cut your energy costs

Whether it's a direct result of greater demand, falling supply or governmental policy, energy is only ever going to get more expensive. However, it doesn't help that energy companies seem to have gone out of their way to make things complex for 'consumers' - commercial and domestic - to find a good

Whether it's a direct result of greater demand, falling supply or governmental policy, energy is only ever going to get more expensive. However, it doesn't help that energy companies seem to have gone out of their way to make things complex for 'consumers' - commercial and domestic - to find a good deal. That's the view of Ofgem in a recent report that demands that the 'big six' energy providers simplify their tariffs.

According to experts, we - again, commercial and domestic - should all regularly check that we're on the best tariff for our situation. This means planning ahead for the window of opportunity (some contracts automatically roll over if the required notice period isn't given); shopping around (which can, in some circumstances, save a third on the costs); and also consider calling in independent energy consultants to review the bill.


This was first published in May 2011

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