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Revealed: the cheapest energy deals for June 2016

We round up June's best dual fuel energy tariffs


Is it time to find a better energy deal?

If you are on a standard gas and electricity tariff, or you have a fixed energy tariff that’s about to come to an end, it’s time to find a new energy deal. 

The cheapest tariffs continue to fall in price, so below we’ve rounded up the most competitive dual fuel energy deals for June 2016. 

The top four cheapest tariffs this month have no exit fees, so you can switch away from them at any time without having to pay for the privilege. They are also the cheapest dual fuel tariffs we have seen so far this year. 

Use our independent switching site Which? Switch to get a personalised recommendation for the cheapest energy deal for your area

If you’d prefer to call, you can also ring Which? Switch on 0800 410 1149 or 01259 220 235.

Top five cheapest energy deals

These are the top five cheapest dual fuel energy deals in June 2016 available to customers in all regions. Click the links to find out more about each company.

Top five cheapest energy deals for June 2016
Supplier Tariff Annual price Tariff type Exit fee
Robin Hood Energy Robin Hood Energy Nottingham v4 £726 Fixed No exit fee
IRESA Flex1 12month Fixed Direct Debit £734 Fixed No exit fee
GB Energy Supply Fixed 12 Topaz £735 Fixed No exit fee
Avro Energy Simple and Surge £737 Fixed No exit fee
Sainsbury’s Energy Fixed Price June 2017 £750 Fixed £60 (£30 per fuel)
How these prices are calculated: Prices are based on a dual fuel tariff for an average user (using 3,100 kWh of electricity and 12,500 kWh of gas per year), paying by direct debit and are averaged across all regions. Exact prices can vary according to region, usage and payment method. The prices given in the table above are correct as of 13 June 2016.


(Please note that the Robin Hood Energy tariff is available to households in Nottingham only)

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Too many households are still on one of the standard variable energy tariffs offered by the Big Six energy firms. These tariffs are usually more expensive than the cheapest tariff available on the market. If you are on one of these standard tariffs, you are probably paying too much. 

Our research shows that if you’re on a standard tariff with one of the Big Six, you could save up to £355 a year by switching to the cheapest deal. 

1. Scottish Power – £355 more expensive

Scottish Power’s standard tariff costs £1,081 a year – £355 more expensive than Robin Hood Energy’s Nottingham v4 tariff.

2. Npower – save £351 by switching

Npower’s standard tariff costs £1,077 a year – £351 more expensive than cheapest deal shown above.

3. EDF – save £343 more expensive

You could save £343 by switching away from EDF’s standard tariff, which costs £1,069 a year.

4. Eon – save £331 by switching

Eon’s £1,057 standard tariff costs £331 more than the cheapest dual fuel tariff. 

5. SSE – £329 more expensive

If you’re on SSE’s standard tariff, the typical cost is £1,055 a year, which is £329 pricier than the cheapest dual fuel tariff.

6. British Gas – save £318 by switching

On British Gas’s standard energy tariff? You could save £318 a year by switching away, as it typically costs £1,044 a year.

All the prices above are supplied by Energylinx, and are based on the details of a dual fuel medium user (12,500kWh of gas and 3,100kWh of electricity a year) paying by monthly direct debit and choosing paperless billing. Prices are averaged across all regions and correct as of 13 June 2016.

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