Is it best to stick with one of the big six?
It depends on what you’re after. You might think big means better prices but that’s not always the case and just because one provider is bigger than another, it doesn’t necessarily mean your supply is any more efficient. Energy is energy, regardless of who you buy it from, it’ll all come to your pipes and switches the same way so it’s all down to personal preference, cost and, customer service.
The big six are big because they provide the majority of households with energy and have the most customers – but much of this is down to historical factors, not necessarily down to great service and best prices.
So it may be worth shopping around if you are with one of the big six. Independent suppliers are good news for customers – increased competition means genuine choice and greater potential for saving money.