Re: Energy Price Rises
For the amount I use I wouldn't benefit at all by switching.
True story: When I moved in here 11 years ago, the payment method was by a card which you took to the Post Office and paid by cash.
There are 2 houses in my stair, 1F1 (mine) and 1F2 - these aren't flats as I have an upstairs and a downstairs. The electricity company sent me 2 sets of cards, one for each house. It took me a good month to sort it all out and their customer service was atrocious. They insisted that I pay for both houses and that 1F2 was around £1200 in debt. I think at the time my neighbours consisted of around 10 Eastern Europeans who would do nothing about something as mundane as power bills.
I had to get my M.P. involved as Scottish Power were useless when I explained that I only had 1 property not 2.
I've been with SSE ever since and find them very good. They supply my electricity, gas and broadband which I pay quarterly online. Even switching to direct debits (which I hate) would only save me a few pounds a year.
Living on my own, I am a low energy consumer.
2 years ago when I had Delirium I forgot the pin numbers to 2 cards so had no way of paying until I could get out of hospital and to my bank. They were very understanding then.