This is the amount of time your energy bill covers – usually 3 months. You’ll be paying for the energy you used during this time.
When comparing deals, looking at the annual allowance can be more helpful in giving you the bigger picture of total costs.
MPRN and MPAN
These are reference numbers for your gas and electricity providers.
MPRN stands for Meter Point Reference Number – it’s also known as an ‘M number’ and relates to your gas supply point.
MPAN stands for Meter Point Administration Number – it’s also known as an ‘S number’ and relates to your electricity supply number.
You don’t need to worry about these too much, but you may need to know them when switching suppliers.
The network cost is how much it costs for your provider to supply your home with energy.
Ofgem is the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets. It regulates the energy market in the UK to protect consumers' interests.