Can you switch supplier if you’re on a prepayment gas or electricity meter?
What are the rules about when you can switch and how easy is it?
Around four million homes are on a prepayment meter (there are over six million prepayment meters but some homes have them for both gas and electricity). These are meters where you pay for your gas or electricity in advance, either by a key, token or smartcard. Not only is your energy more expensive than the best deals, but you may find it harder to switch to a different supplier if you’re on a prepayment meter. So, what should you do if you want to switch to a different supplier and when should you switch?
Hiring clothes, shoes and bags. Where to go and what you’ll pay
If you’d rather hire an outfit than buy one, what should you look out for and what will it cost?
Are you the kind of person who blows the budget on an outfit for a special occasion? Or do you for budget buys? If you’d like to blow the budget, but can’t afford it, is hiring an outfit the answer? Hiring can cost from £25 upwards. It’s not just dresses you can rent either – you can also hire handbags and shoes. What should you look for?
If you want to ditch the big six energy companies, what’s on offer?
There are a number of independent energy companies in the market – here’s a guide to what they offer.
A few years ago I made the decision to move away from my ‘big six’ supplier and get my gas and electricity from one of the independent suppliers. Why? I was fed up with the annual round of price rises and the unconvincing justification that went with it. I went with Ovo energy, but there are plenty of others that you can choose from. Here’s my guide.