The UK market is dominated by six big energy suppliers - British Gas, Npower, Scottish Power, EDF Energy, E.ON and Scottish & Southern Energy. Add to this all the smaller suppliers, such as Co-op Energy, First Utility and Ovo Energy and there are multiple different tariffs available to suit your gas and electricity needs.
According to the energy regulator Ofgem, the average household dual-fuel bill for a year is now £1,420, up from £1,105 in 2010.
there is very little true completion in the current energy market so there one thing you need to do - consider switching
Deals depend on where you live and the tariffs on offer at the time, to gain the most savings you should be prepared to switch regularly.
One way to keep on top of what is the best deal for you is to use one of the price comparison websites such as www.uswitch.com (uSwitch claim that at least 10% of people who switched energy supplier for both gas & electricity with them saved £294 or more).
Even after you have done that you need to stop them from artificially inflating your DD costs.
About this time of the year the companies traditionally write to you and tell you that they are putting up your Direct Debit costs due to some reason or another.
most of their reasons are rubbish so I suggest you use the following tactic
Try this and save money!
ring up customer service - the number will be on the letter from energy provider
ask the customer service team how much your last years energy costs were (Gas & electric)
divide that sum by twelve and inform them that is what you want your DD set at for the next year.