Energylinx News

September 2018 Monthly Archive

September 25, 2018

Together launch 3 new energy tariffs

Together Energy has 3 new energy tariffs for sale through the Energylinx website.

The energy tariffs are;

• Together Fixed October19
• Together 25 October2020
• Brexit Protect October21

Who is Together Energy?

Established in 2016, Together Energy is a Scottish based energy supplier.

The founders of Together Energy were approached by several large energy companies to help enter the UK energy market. They came up with a pitch to create an energy supplier that was centred on the needs of their customers.

The larger energy companies didn't share Together Energy's vision, so the founders built an energy supplier around their beliefs.

Together Energy believes that customers should receive competitive energy rates and a premium service at no extra cost. They want to incentivise their customers, rather than penalising them for their loyalty.

Together Energy have followed through with their ideas by;

• Aiming to resolve all customers queries in 8 hours
• They promise never to increase customers prices by more than 5% at the end of a fixed term deal unless they have informed them before hand
• Committed to issuing all communications in plain English

Key Features of Together Fixed October19

• Together Fixed October19 is fixed for 12 months.
• Guaranteed 60-second answer by Together Energy's friendly UK-based call centre.
• Renewal rates at the end of the fixed period are very competitive.
• There is an exit fee of £30 per fuel for customers who leave this tariff early.

What types of payments available?

Monthly Direct Debit with Advance Payment.

Key Features of Together 25 October2020

• Together Energy's Together 25 October2020 prices are fixed for 25 months beginning on the day Together Energy starts supplying your energy.
• There is an exit fee of £30 per fuel for customers who leave this tariff early.

What types of payments available?

Customers on this tariff will pay by Direct Debit in advance each month.

Key Features of Brexit Protect October21

• Brexit Protect is fixed for a huge 36 months.
• Prices are fixed for 36 months from the date you join.
• Guaranteed 60-second answer by our friendly UK-based call centre.
• There is an exit fee of £30 per fuel if you leave this tariff early.

What types of payments available?

Customers on this tariff will pay by Direct Debitn advance each month.

What is Winter Weighing?

All the above energy tariffs have a winter weighing. This means that throughout the winter months (until April) Together Energy ask new customers to pay a +20% "winter weighting" on their average monthly direct debit.

This is done to cover a customer's excess energy usage because they are joining at this time of year and people use more energy in the winter.

When May comes, Together Energy reassess the customer's consumption and amend their direct debit accordingly for the remainder of your contract.

What does this mean for my energy quote?

This means that the annual amount showing is still correct and you don't pay any more than you were quoted based on this consumption (you just pay a little more in winter and less in summer).

Want to switch to Together Energy?

You can arrange a switch to any of the energy tariffs mentioned above through the Energylinx website or by calling 0800 849 7077 and speaking to one of our energy advisors. You can call between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 3pm on a Saturday.

Posted on September 25, 2018 at 09:46 AM

September 13, 2018

British Gas Energy Plus Boiler Cover October 2019

Earlier this month, British Gas launched an energy tariff called British Gas Energy Plus Boiler Cover October 2019. This energy tariff has the added perk of 12 months of boiler and controls breakdown cover.

Who is British Gas?

British Gas is the largest energy supplier in the UK. They supply gas and electricity, boilers and boiler cover as well as other home services.

British Gas is one of only two British-owned and British-based suppliers among the "Big Six" energy companies. British Gas is a subsidiary of Centrica.

Key Features of Energy Plus Boiler Cover October 2019

• It is a dual fuel tariff
• It is a tariff that has to be managed online
• It has to be paid for by Direct Debit
• Energy prices will be fixed until 31st of October 2019
• Includes Boiler & controls breakdown cover
• Exit fee of £30 per fuel

Key Benefits of Boiler and Controls Breakdown Cover

• Free Boiler and Controls breakdown cover for 12 months. Each repair will have an excess cost of £99
• Added peace of mind that your gas boiler and controls are covered in case they need a repair
• Unlimited call outs every year
• Parts and labour included (limits apply)
• You can contact British Gas day or night if anything goes wrong

You can sign up to British Gas' Energy Plus Boiler Cover October 2019 through Energylinx.

If you would like a quote to see how much you would be for this tariff, you can either check on our website or by calling 0800 849 7077. Our contact centre is open Monday to Friday 9am - 6pm and Saturday 9am to 3pm. To get an accurate quote we will need your address, current energy supplier, energy tariff and your energy consumption.

Posted on September 13, 2018 at 09:19 AM

September 6, 2018

Energy price cap to save households on a default energy tariff £75 per year

The energy regulator, Ofgem has proposed an energy bill price cap of £1,136 a year for "typical usage".

This follows Parliament passing the Government's Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act, which became law on July 19 and gives Ofgem a duty and the powers to put the price cap in place.

Ofgem is currently working to have the price cap confirmed in November and for it to take effect by the end of December. It will then stay in place until 2023.

How much will households save on their energy bill as a result of the cap?

The amount households could save will depend on their energy usage and supplier but Ofgem has said that their proposal will mean 11 million households on default energy tariffs will save about £75 per year on average.

Consumers on default energy tariffs tend to use more energy than a typical household so their savings could be higher. Any households who buy their electricity and gas from different energy suppliers could also save more.

A typical consumer on the most expensive tariffs would save over £120. In total, the price cap would save consumers around £1 billion.

When the energy price cap is introduced, energy suppliers will have to cut their energy prices to the level of or below the cap, proposed to be £1136 per year for a typical dual fuel customer paying by direct debit, forcing them to scrap excess charges for people on poor value default deals.

Will the Energy Price Cap stay at £1136 until 2023?

No, the Energy Price Cap will be reviewed by Ofgem twice a year (April and October) to reflect the latest estimated costs of supplying gas and electricity. This ensures households who are covered will always pay a fair price for their energy.

Dermot Nolan, chief executive of Ofgem, said:

"Ofgem has made full use of the powers Parliament has given us to propose a tough price cap which will give a fairer deal to consumers on poor value default tariffs.

"Once the price cap is in place, all households in Great Britain covered by the cap will be protected from being overcharged for their energy. Consumers can have confidence that falls in energy costs will be passed on to them and if costs increase, Ofgem will ensure that any rise will be due to genuine increases in energy costs rather than supplier profiteering.

"Households protected by the cap will be able to save even more money by shopping around for a better deal. Meanwhile, Ofgem will continue with reforms which aim to deliver a more competitive retail energy market which, combined with protection for those who need it, works for all consumers."

Default tariffs are usually the supplier's most expensive option. If you are one of the 11 million currently on one then you could save more money by moving to a different energy tariff.

Compare energy suppliers through Energylinx and see what you could save today. You can compare energy suppliers on our website or by calling 0800 849 7077 and speaking to one of our energy advisors. Our contact centre is open Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am - 3pm.

Posted on September 6, 2018 at 09:59 AM