I'll try to keep this short - not my forte though!
In the week we all heard on the news that SSE are putting their prices up.
Phew I thought, glad I'm with Southern Electric (for both gas & elec).
Thursday I thought hmmm, I think I'd better get on one of those fixed price tarrifs before Southern Elec puts their prices up too. So, had a litle scout on Uswitch, got tired & gave up for the night.
Yesterday, Friday, I got a letter from SSE telling me their price is going up in November & my predicted bill for the next year will go up by £300. . . £1200 to£1500+ ...... WTF !!!
It turns out SSE IS blooming Southern Electric. How did that happen without my knowledge?
So, I spent some time on Uswitch yesterday & it was time very well spent.
I've switched to a fixed rate until March 2015.
That'll cover 2 winters, no opt out fee if I switch again before then (some charge £50 per fuel).
By this time next year I will have saved £430 on my fuel bill. Result! That is my food for several months or 4 return tickets to France to see my son - or even a bit more warmth.
So, if you haven't switched yet, do take a look. It's much, much simpler now than it's ever been before.
Good luck, Peeg xxxx