The cheapest energy in the UK

UW offers the UK’s cheapest variable energy tariff available for sale. And you save even more on your energy when you also switch your broadband, mobile and insurance to UW*.

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*Energy only customers on our Value variable tariff can get the cheapest energy in the market compared against standard variable tariffs which are ‘available for sale’ - publically available and excl. competitor tariffs for existing customers only. Comparisons based on the typical domestic consumption values (as set by Ofgem), for customers who pay by direct debit and are on a credit meter. Correct at 03/05/22. Plus UW is currently offering cheaper variable energy tariffs, available to multiservice UW customers - those who take energy and broadband, mobile and/or insurance (excl. Bill Protector). Contact us to verify: uw.co.uk/help/contact-us.

Safe hands in a crisis

Over 22 million households are being impacted by the largest energy price hike in a generation.

As a sustainable multiservice provider, our customers are in good hands with UW.

Our guarantee to beat the price cap by up to 5% will save our customers over £20 million this year alone.

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22 million households affected
Source: https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications/price-cap-increase-ps693-april 

 

Saving our customers over £20 million this year alone

Based on the number of existing, UW customers on a credit meter on one of our variable tariffs correct on 20/03/2022. Energy savings have been calculated based on typical household consumption of 2,900 kwh general domestic electricity and 12,000 kwh gas across all 14 regions in comparison to the government price cap. Annualised from 01/04/2022. To qualify for the discounts you must have an active direct debit.

 

Guarantee to beat the price cap

5% discount applies to customers who switch their energy plus 2 or 3 other services (broadband, mobile and/or insurance - Bill Protector excluded. Boiler & Home Cover also excluded for tenants). Lower discounts will be applied to customers taking just energy, or energy plus one other service. Discounts only apply to customers on a variable energy tariff paying by Direct Debit with a credit meter and are calculated at a flat rate using the typical domestic consumption (as set by Ofgem) compared to the Government’s energy price cap level for default energy tariffs. % discount could be higher or lower depending on actual consumption. See terms for more details.

Guaranteed savings

We'll always beat the Government's energy price cap calculation by up to 5%. And we promise to keep our prices lower than the price cap for as long as you remain a customer.*

Whether you’re new to UW, or have been with us for years, we offer customers the same great value prices.

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* 5% discount applies to customers who switch their energy plus 2 or 3 other services (broadband, mobile and/or insurance - Bill Protector excluded. Boiler & Home Cover also excluded for tenants). Lower discounts will be applied to customers taking just energy, or energy plus one other service. Discounts only apply to customers on a variable energy tariff paying by Direct Debit with a credit meter and are calculated at a flat rate using the typical domestic consumption (as set by Ofgem) compared to the Government’s energy price cap level for default energy tariffs. % discount could be higher or lower depending on actual consumption. See terms for more details.

See how we compare

Here’s how our variable energy tariffs compare to the Government’s price cap.

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Prices and Government Price Cap values correct as of 07/04/2022. Prices have been calculated based on typical household consumption of 2,900 kWh general domestic electricity and 12,000 kWh gas across all 14 regions. All prices based on Direct Debits being in place with a credit meter. Bill protector and home insurance not included in the services required to access these tariffs.

Get £50 with a free upgrade to smart

We think smart meters are the future. They send your readings to us automatically, so you get accurate bills without the hassle.

And they help you understand your energy use, so you can take steps to save money.

We offer a free smart upgrades to all our customers – and new customers can get £50 off their bill too*.

Helping more customers go green

All customers with 3 or more services can power their homes with 100% renewable electricity***. It’s a small but important step towards reducing our impact on the planet.

What’s more, we’ll plant a tree in your name.

Keep cosy with an award-winning boiler

UW customers can choose between two Which? recommended boiler brands and get an exclusive 25% off** the boiler cost.

Take control with Pay As You Go energy

Choose to pay in advance with a smart prepayment meter. It’s now easier than ever. 

Top up from home (or anywhere) in minutes. Easily see your remaining balance, and how much energy you’ve used on a free in-home smart meter display. And set budgets and alerts, so you never run out of credit.

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*Terms and conditions apply. Find out more here

**Glow Green is a subsidiary of UW who supply and install boilers for UW customers. UW customers get 25% off the marked boiler price provided by Glow Green

***The renewable electricity we sell for our Green tariffs is backed by Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin certificates which allows Ofgem to verify the source of a supplier's electricity.

Switching to UW is simple

Remember – the more services you take, the more you save.

Get your quote

Click here to get your quote and choose your tariff. 

Leave it all to us

We'll contact your existing supplier to let them know you're switching.

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That's it! We'll get you switched over as soon as possible and keep you updated along the way.

Switching your energy to UW is simple

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New to UW?

You can join online and start enjoying our fantastic savings right away.

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Already a UW customer?

Just give us a call 0333 777 0777 - we’ll get you sorted.

Our Peace of Mind Promise

When you switch all your home services to UW you can get:

Energy prices 5% below the Government's price cap

£200 towards any early termination fees with existing suppliers

30 days to change your mind, and switch away without penalty

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Energy discount

5% discount applies to customers who switch their energy plus 2 or 3 other services (bill protector and home insurance excluded. Boiler & home cover also excluded for tenants). Lower discounts will be applied to customers taking just energy, or energy plus just one other service. The discount only applies to customers on a variable energy tariff paying by Direct Debit with a credit meter and is calculated at a flat rate using the typical consumption (typical domestic consumption values as set by Ofgem) on payment by Direct Debit, compared to the Government’s energy price cap level for default energy tariffs. % discount could be higher or lower depending on your actual consumption.

 

£200 towards early termination fees & 30 days to change your mind

£200 to help you switch and 30 days to change your mind applies when you switch at least three of your services: energy, broadband, mobile and insurance (excluding Home Insurance) - and you are a new customer. £200 to help you switch - we’ll give you credit up to £200 towards any termination fees you have to pay your current providers. Additional requirements apply to customers who are tenants. 30 days to switch - for energy, broadband, mobile and insurance (excluding Home Insurance). You’ll need to return any equipment and pay for services you used before you cancel.

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FAQs

How long will my switch take?

We work hard to ensure your switch goes as quickly as possible, normally within 21 days. We’ll keep you updated of progress during this time.

Do I need to contact my current supplier?

No, we’ll contact them to let them know about your move. 

In a few weeks time we’ll ask you for meter readings, at which point we’ll start billing you for your energy, and your current supplier will stop (so that you never pay for the same energy twice). Your old supplier will then arrange to send out a final invoice to you.

What happens if I already have a smart meter?

If you have a second-generation smart meter, this will transfer to us with all its smart benefits intact, and we’ll start communicating with it to collect your accurate readings.

If you have a first-generation smart meter not made by Secure, unfortunately it won’t currently work with us in smart mode, so you'll need to give us meter readings.  

Our first-generation smart meters are made by the company Secure. Other suppliers who also use them include Utilita, Ovo, E.On and Octopus. 

If you have a secure smart meter, we will continue to use this in smart mode so nothing will change.

Should I cancel my old supplier’s Direct Debit?

No – in a few weeks’ time we’ll ask you for meter readings, at which point we’ll start billing you for your energy, and your current supplier will stop billing you. So won’t pay for the same energy twice. Your old supplier will then arrange to send out a final invoice to you. We recommend leaving your Direct Debit in place until that invoice has been paid.

Will I be charged cancellation fees?

If you're in contract or on a Fixed term tariff, some suppliers may charge a cancellation fee. It's best to check this with your current supplier.

Does UW support the Smart Export Guarantee?

UW supports the Smart Energy Guarantee, which allows customers who generate renewable electricity to receive payments for any exports back to the grid. You can find more information here.

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