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The best energy deals could save you up to £380 pounds every year. However, the best energy deal for one household won’t be the same for another. 

That’s because energy prices differ depending on where in the UK you live and how complicated it is to supply your area. Your bills are also affected by how much gas and electricity you use.

The fastest way to find the best energy deal for your home is to run an energy comparison. 

This will show you all the best tariffs available in your area, with an estimate of how much each would cost you every year if you were to switch – and how much you would save, too.

However, it’s still possible to get an idea of the best energy deals across the UK, on average, using a typical household’s annual fuel consumption. And that’s exactly what we’ve done in this guide. We’ve researched the best tariffs on average across the UK this month, highlighting the cheapest energy deals below, and the best green energy deals as well.

If you see a plan you like, you can either go directly to the energy supplier for a personalised quote, or you can run an energy comparison to see how much you would save by switching to that tariff, and how it compares with the other tariffs available in your area. That way you can be sure you’re choosing the best energy deal possible. 

Bear in mind that any prices you’re quoted will be exactly the same, whether you go directly through the supplier or through a price comparison website. Also, if you decide to switch, most suppliers and comparison sites will be happy to handle the switching process for you, for free, if you choose.      

3 of the best energy deals right now

CHEAPEST ENERGY DEAL
Shell Energy | Energy September 2021 v4 | Fixed | Early exit fees: £30 per fuel | Average annual price*: £841/year | Save £201/year
Switch to this Shell Energy tariff and the average UK home will undercut the price cap by a couple of hundred pounds a year. This tariff uses 100% renewable electricity, and it’s easy to manage your account with online billing. See how much you could save with Shell Energy

CHEAPEST BIG SIX DEAL
EON | Fix Online Exclusive v45 | Fixed | Early exit fees: £30 per fuel | Average annual price*: £858/year | Save £184/year

This fixed tariff from EON will save the average home around £180 compared to the price cap over 12 months. You’ll also get 25% off Boiler Cover through CoverServe. You’ll need to manage your bill online, pay by direct debit, and agree to have a smart meter installed. See how much you could save with EON

CHEAPEST GREEN DEAL
Pure Planet | 100% Green 12m Fixed Jul20 v1 | Fixed | Early exit fees: £30 per fuel | Average annual price*: £842/year | Save £200/year

The cheapest green tariff at the moment comes from challenger supplier Pure Planet. It uses 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon-offset gas. You can manage the account online and pay by direct debit. See how much you could save by switching to Pure Planet

The best energy deals where you live

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To find the average best energy deals this month in each of the UK’s 14 energy distribution regions, we calculated all prices below according to a typical household’s annual fuel consumption: 12,000 kWh of gas and 2,900 kWh of electricity.

We then compared each price to the Ofgem energy price cap, which is currently £1,127 per year, to illustrate the savings a typical household would make by switching to one of these cheap energy deals. (It’s worth noting that the price cap has just been revised, and from October 1 2020 it will fall to £1,042.) In addition, we’ve also considered whether each supplier below offers any incentives for you to join them, or if they penalise you for leaving your contract with early exit fees.

Don’t forget that you could save more or less than the amounts shown below, depending on the amount of energy your household uses. To get a personalised quote for the exact savings your home could make, you’ll need to run an energy price comparison

Jump straight to the best energy deals in your area…

North England

North East England: best energy deals

Choose your area: North East England | North West England | Yorkshire

Cheapest fixed energy deal: Outfox the Market | Fix’D 20 12.0 | 12 months | Fixed rate | Early exit fees: no | Average annual price: £787.64/year
Save £306.43/year – With Outfox the Market’s Fix’D 20 12.0 tariff, you can enjoy cleaner and cheaper energy. All of their electricity is 100% renewable, so you can make a real and tangible difference by switching. Plus, their customers rate their customer service as ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

Cheapest energy deal and best green deal: green | CherryBlossom | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £781.09/year
Save £312.99/year 
– green has the cheapest energy deal in Merseyside and North Wales – and it’s powered by 100% renewable electricity. Because it’s a variable tariff,  the costs will go up or down, so keep an eye on your bills. If you want to switch again in a few months, it’s easy as there are no exit fees to pay. green is a young company with just 3,500 Trustpilot reviews, so keep that in mind if you’re not comfortable switching to a smaller supplier. Compare Green with the rest of the market

North West England: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: AVRO | Simple and SuperGlow | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £788.87/year
Save £302.18/year
 – If you want to fix your energy bills for a year, this option from AVRO is the a great option. There’s only a few pennies between this and the Outfox the Market fixed-rate tariff, but AVRO wins because they have more Trustpilot reviews and a slightly better score. If you’re looking for a fixed green tariff, Outfox the Market would be a better choice. Compare AVRO with other energy deals.

Cheapest and best green energy deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £780.91/year
Save £310.14/year 
– If you’re comfortable with fluctuating prices, then the cheapest deal can save you even more money. It has 100% renewable electricity and a 4.5-star rating on Trustpilot. And if you see prices start to creep up, you can easily switch again as there are no exit fees on variable tariffs. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

Yorkshire: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: AVRO | Simple and SuperGlow | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £779.26/year
Save £309.54/year
 – The best energy deal that’s fixed for 12 months is one that won’t punish you with early exit fees if you need to switch supplier. AVRO does just that – and they have a great reputation on Trustpilot, too. But if you want a fixed green tariff, Outfox the Market’s option will do both for just a small amount extra. Compare AVRO with other energy deals.

Cheapest and best green deal: green | CherryBlossom | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £774.62/year
Save £314.17/year 
– The very best cheap deal is a variable tariff from green that comes with 100% renewable electricity. A variable tariff means the cost of energy can go up or go down, so you need to keep an eye on your bills. But if they do start to rise, you can switch easily as you’re not tied in. And although they’re a young company, over 98% of the reviews on Trustpilot are glowing. Compare Green with the rest of the market

East England

East Midlands: best energy deals

Choose your area: East Midlands | East England | London | South East England

Cheapest fixed energy deal Outfox the Market | Fix’D 20 13.0 | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £766.83/year
Save £304.40/year – Outfox the Market is also the cheapest if you’re looking to fix your bills for a year. As well as 100% renewable electricity as standard, they don’t charge early exit fees if you want to switch before the term ends. Compare Outfox against other deals now

Cheapest and best green energy deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £743.63/year
Save £327.59/year
– The cheapest energy deal is powered by 100% renewable electricity and could save you over £300 a year if you’re in the East Midlands. It’s a variable tariff, so the price of your energy can go up or down – which means you need to keep an eye on your bills. But if you do need to switch again come winter, you won’t have to pay an exit fee. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market.

East England: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: AVRO | Simple and SuperGlow | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £790.73/year
Save £321.10/year – AVRO scores highly on user review site Trustpilot, where it averages 4.7 stars out of 5 from over 33,000 reviews. The supplier’s Simple and SuperFixed 12-month fixed tariff undercuts the energy cap by over £300 per year, making it great value for money. There are no early exit fees, either.
Compare Avro Energy with the rest of the market

Cheapest energy deal and best green deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £773.13/year
Save £388.70/year
 – The cheapest energy deal for the east of England is also a green tariff. Outfox the Market’s One Green Flex 2.0 tariff will power your home with 100% renewable electricity while they save you money. It’s a variable tariff, which means the cost of your energy can rise or fall, so make sure it doesn’t start to rise as we get into the colder months. And if you do spot another cheap deal, you can switch easily as there are no exit fees on variable deals. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

London: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: Outfox the Market | Fix’D 20 13.0 | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £806.26/year
Save £323.82/year
 – If you want to save money and fix your bills for a year, the fixed-rate tariff from Outfox the Market is the best choice. It’s one of the cheapest options, but it also doesn’t sting you with early exit fees if you want to leave before the end of the 12 months. Plus there’s 100% renewable electricity as standard, so you can get a green tariff without the green premium. See if Outfox the Market is the cheapest for you

Cheapest energy deal and best green deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £797.11/year
Save £332.97/year 
– Unsurprisingly, the best cheap energy deal in London is also this variable tariff from Outfox the Market. It offers renewable electricity, online account management, and it’s easy to jump ship if you see a better deal elsewhere. Plus this energy supplier has a 4.5-star rating on Trustpilot. Just make sure you keep track of your bills, because a variable tariff means the price of energy can go up or down. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

South East England: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: AVRO | Simple and SuperGlow | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £821.87/year
Save £314.06/year
 – AVRO’s fixed energy deal is one of the few that can save you hundreds of pounds and won’t sting you with early exit fees if you want to switch before the contract ends. The supplier also has a great reputation on Trustpilot. The only downside is that it doesn’t have renewable electricity as standard, which Outfox the Market does. Compare AVRO with other energy deals.

Cheapest variable energy deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | No contract | Variable | Early exit fees: no | Average annual price: £783.88/year
Save £352.05/year 
– Outfox the Market offers a number of cheap, green energy deals. In the South East of England, their One Green Flex 2.0 tariff comes out as the cheapest available. Remember though, it’s a variable tariff, so the price could go up (or, indeed, get even lower). Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

South England

Choose your area: South England | South East England | South West England

South England: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: AVRO | Simple and SuperGlow | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £821.87/year
Save £314.06/year
 – The cheapest fixed energy deal that doesn’t catch you out with exit fees is this one from AVRO. It’ll lock-in energy prices for 12 months, and you can switch at any time within the contract. If you’re keen on a green tariff, it’s worth noting that you can get a fixed deal from Outfox the Market for just £5 more and it includes 100% renewable electricity. Compare AVRO with other energy deals.

Cheapest and best green energy deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £789.67/year
Save £323.22/year 
– Outfox the Market’s variable tariff is the cheapest energy deal right now, and as a bonus it also includes 100% renewable electricity. It can save you over £300 a year, and they’re a well-reviewed supplier. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

South West England: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: AVRO | Simple and SuperGlow | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £830.26/year
Save £318.81/year
 – To fix your bills for a year, the best energy deal is from AVRO. It’s the cheapest option, and they’re the best-rated on Trustpilot. Plus there are no early exit fees, so if you want to switch while you’re still in-contract, you can. But if you’re after a fixed green deal, take a look at Outfox the Market instead. Compare AVRO with other energy deals.

Cheapest and best green energy deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £807.09/year
Save £341.98/year 
– The very best cheap energy deal is also a green one, with 100% renewable electricity. That comes as standard with Outfox the Market, who’ll help you save around £340 a year on your bills. Just be sure to keep an eye on how much you’re paying, because the cost can go up or down in the future. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market.

West England

Choose your area: West Midlands | Merseyside and Cheshire

West Midlands: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: Outfox the Market | Fix’D 20 13.0 | 12 months | Fixed rate | Early exit fees: no | Average annual price: £786.70/year
Save £325.96/year
– With over 20,000 reviews on Trustpilot, Outfox the Market have an average customer rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. But, as well as providing industry-leading customer service, they also offer green energy. This is because their Fix’D 20 13.0 tariff uses 100% renewable energy. So, not only can you make a greener choice by switching, but you could also save over £350. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

Cheapest and best green energy deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £756.90/year
Save £355.75/year 
– This variable tariff from Outfox the Market is cheap and green, with 100% renewable electricity. But you’ll need to keep a close eye on how much you’re spending, as the cost can rise or fall. If it starts to get more expensive, you can switch easily as you aren’t stuck in a contract. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

Wales

Choose your area: North Wales | South Wales

North Wales, Merseyside and Cheshire: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: AVRO | Simple and SuperGlow | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £826.46/year
Save £312.24/year
 – The best fixed energy deal in Merseyside and North Wales will save you over £300 a year and fix your bills for 12 months. AVRO’s Simple and Superglow tariff isn’t the cheapest fixed-rate deal – but it doesn’t charge exit fees, so it’ll save you even more in the long-term if you try to switch again. And the supplier is well-reviewed on Trustpilot. Compare AVRO with other energy deals.

Cheapest and best green deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £788.11/year
Save £350.59/year 
– Outfox the Market’s One Green Flex 2.0 is the cheapest energy deal in Merseyside and North Wales – and it’s green, too. It has 100% renewable electricity, it doesn’t charge any exit fees, and the supplier has 4.5 stars on Trustpilot. But be careful that the price doesn’t increase over time – it’s a variable tariff, which means the cost can change. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

South Wales: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal AVRO | Simple and SuperGlow | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £804.01/year
Save £303.11/year
 – The best energy deal that’ll fix your bills for 12 months is from AVRO. It’s the cheapest, and it doesn’t charge early exit fees so you can switch again in a few months if you need to. But it isn’t a green tariff, so if you want renewable electricity then Outfox the Market is worth considering. Compare AVRO with other energy deals.

Scotland

Choose your area: North Scotland | South Scotland

North Scotland: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: Outfox the Market | Fix’D 20 8.0 Plus | 12 months | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £858.74/year
Save £286.04/year 
– Outfox the Market also has the best fixed-rate energy tariff on the market. It’s cheap, saving you £280 a year, and it includes 100% renewable electricity. It also doesn’t charge you if you exit the contract early, while other suppliers will force you to pay up to £30 per fuel. See if Outfox the Market is the cheapest for you.

Cheapest and best green energy deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 PLUS | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £839.68/year
Save £305.09/year 
– The cheapest energy deal is one that’s powered by 100% renewable electricity, too. With Outfox the Market, you can save £300 a year and you’re free to switch again at any time. Just keep an eye on your bills, because it’s a variable tariff so the price can rise or fall. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

South Scotland: best energy deals

Cheapest fixed energy deal: Outfox the Market | Fix’D 20 12.0 | 12 months | Fixed rate | Early exit fees: no | Average annual price: £813.68/year
Save £301.77/year
  – Outfox the Market’s Fix’D 20 12.0 tariff is the cheapest option in South Scotland. Plus, because it uses 100% renewable electricity, it’s also a green tariff. On top of this, Outfox the Market boasts an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Trustpilot, so you also know you’re entering a contract with a supplier people trust. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

Cheapest and best green energy deal: Outfox the Market | One Green Flex 2.0 | Variable | Early exit fees: None | Average annual price: £773.49/year
Save £341.96/year 
– Outfox the Market also has the very cheapest tariff – and it still providers 100% renewable electricity. It’s £340 cheaper than the price cap and if a better deal comes along, you can switch simply. Just beware that because it’s a variable tariff, the cost of your energy can go up or down. Compare Outfox with the rest of the market

How to find the cheapest energy deals

Keeping track of the best energy deal can be difficult. With new deals and new companies appearing all the time, it really does pay to do your research and check for cheap energy deals regularly.

Between January and May of last year, almost 2.5 million electricity customers switched supplier because they found a better deal elsewhere. The best way to know if there’s a better deal on the market for you is to run an energy comparison on an impartial price comparison website.

However, please be aware that most energy comparison sites will automatically show you the best deals they can switch you to. In order to see all deals (and often the very cheapest), you’ll need to change the results filter to include plans that require switching directly through the supplier.

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