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EDF pulls cheapest fixed tariff from switching sites

You’ll need to be quick if you want to switch to EDF Energy’s Blue +Price Promise April 2014 fixed tariff, as the energy giant has pulled the deal from switching sites. 

EDF’s cheapest fixed gas and electricity tariff – currently the third cheapest on the market for an average user – looks set to disappear soon, with EDF claiming it’s no longer on switching sites due to ‘an overwhelming public response’. 

The energy company says that it has put a cap on the number of people who can switch to this tariff – and that this cap is close to being reached. 

You can still switch to this fixed deal if you go directly to the EDF Energy website but it is likely to be pulled completely soon. If you are concerned about energy prices rising again this winter, now is a good time to switch to one of the fixed energy deals still on offer.

Which? executive director Richard Lloyd says: ‘People tell us that energy bills are one of their top financial concerns and switching can be an easy way to save money. The Big Switch offered an average saving of £123 a year, so with winter on the way it’s definitely worth seeing if you can find a better deal.’

Fixed energy tariff savings

An average dual fuel user would pay £1,060 a year on this EDF fixed tariff, a saving of £138 compared to British Gas’ standard tariff. Currently the very cheapest energy deal available is First Utility’s iSave Fixed v3 December 2013 tariff, which would cost the average dual fuel user around £1,050 a year. 

If you are thinking of switching to EDF, it’s worth bearing in mind that EDF Energy didn’t score very highly in the Which? energy companies satisfaction survey earlier this year, getting a customer score of just 43%, and only two stars for customer service.

Rising energy prices

There are concerns about increasing energy prices, following the recent announcement from Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) that it will raise the price of its energy tariffs by an average of 9% in October.

In 2011, each of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers (British Gas, EDF Energy, Eon, Npower, SSE and Scottish Power) announced energy price rises during the run up to winter.

Fixed energy tariffs guarantee a certain unit price for gas or electricity for a set period of time, offering peace of mind if you’re worried about rising energy prices. To find out which fixed deal is the cheapest for your home, go to Which? Switch to compare gas and electricity prices.

More on this…

  • Save money on energy with our guide to cutting energy bills
  • Join the Which? campaign for more affordable energy
  • See the results of our energy company satisfaction survey

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