When did you last switch energy provider?

When did you last switch energy provider?

Gas and electricity bills are on the rise. All the big six providers have hiked prices (or are about to) by about 10%. The market is meant to be competitive, but have you taken advantage? If not, read the Cheap Gas & Electricity guide.

When did you last switch energy provider?

Results

I don’t pay energy bills (134 votes)
I live with parents/rent-free 40 votes (30%)
I live in student accommodation 8 votes (6%)
I rent and it's included in the rent 37 votes (28%)
I live in a care home/sheltered accommodation 1 votes (1%)
I’m currently homeless 7 votes (5%)
I’m off-grid – no gas or electricity 9 votes (7%)
Other 32 votes (24%)
I pay for energy by direct debit/cheque (8416 votes)
Within the last 3 months 2251 votes (27%)
Within the last 6 months 1017 votes (12%)
Within the last year 1018 votes (12%)
Within two years – not still in cheap fix 1014 votes (12%)
Within five years 925 votes (11%)
Over a year but still locked into a cheap fix 828 votes (10%)
I’ve never switched 1363 votes (16%)
I’m on a prepayment meter (incl cards & keys) (1275 votes)
Within the last 3 months 199 votes (16%)
Within the last 6 months 67 votes (5%)
Within the last year 103 votes (8%)
Within two years – not still in cheap fix 163 votes (13%)
Within five years 214 votes (17%)
Over a year but still locked into a cheap fix 46 votes (4%)
I’ve never switched 483 votes (38%)

                   9,825 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.