Independent UK Energy Supplier Reviews
More and more of the 27 million homes in the UK are taking control of their energy bills and switching each year. There are now over 70 energy suppliers in the UK that you can turn to for your gas or electricity (or both). Comparison sites have made comparing energy prices easy, but how much do you actually know about the suppliers you could switch to?
The UK energy market is becoming increasingly diverse with new energy companies popping up and disappearing all the time. This helps keep the market competitive and is great that consumers have so much choice, but the number of options can be overwhelming!
We’ve put energy-review.co.uk together to help you when choosing a new energy supplier! Sure comparison sites can give you a good indication of who will be the cheapest supplier but what is that energy’s customer service like? What do current customers think? How easy is their website/app to use? How green is there energy?
We collate all this information into a comprehensive review, so you have access to everything you need to quickly assess if an energy supplier is right for you. We regularly add a reviews of new suppliers and are aim is to have a review of every supplier in the marketplace.
We’re not an alternative to comparison sites but instead aimed to be used along side them, to help you get the best deal for you.
Along with reviews about energy companies, we also publish helpful guides about the UK energy industry, how it all works and tips on how you can get the most from your energy!
To get started, check out our UK energy supplier reviews in the main menu. Click the links to find out more about each company, read our comprehensive review and find out how we reached the scores we have given them.
The UK Energy Market
The UK energy market is currently made up of over 27 million homes and over 70 suppliers. The majority of these suppliers provide both electricity and gas although there are a few that solely supply one or the other.
Approximately 75% of both the gas and electricity markets are dominated by a few large suppliers. These suppliers are often known as the ‘Big 6’ and is comprised of British Gas, EDF Energy, E.on, Npower, Scottish Power and SSE. Despite having such a large share of the market being held by these 6 companies, the increased competition of new suppliers has led their combined market share to regularly fall each year from the 100% share they held in 2004.
Regular price increases are something that every customer in the UK is used to but the UK actually ranks below average on gas prices and about average on electricity prices.
These price increases along with the increase in competition in the market place has led to more customers switching each year. In the first half of 2018 alone, 2.1 million gas and 2.6 million electricity customers switched supplier. Around 25% of these moved to a small or medium supplier. These suppliers are generally considered to be much cheaper than the ‘Big 6’, so this is no surprise. If you are considering switching to a new, smaller supplier or just want to find out more about the market before you consider it, make sure you check out our energy supplier reviews here.