Making it easy to switch business energy contracts

Between April and December 2014, all of the ‘Big 6’ energy suppliers and a number of smaller providers voluntarily scrapped automatically renewing - or Rollover - contracts. This means there are new rules to look out for if you wish to renew or switch your business energy accounts.

We’ve included all the main rules here:

Numbers = Days before Contract End Date (CED)

SupplierRenewal Letter sentLock in dateDo they rollover?If applying 30-0 days before CED, notice period starts...If applying after CED, the notice period starts...
British Gas 60 30 No - Move onto variable tariff, 30 day notice period Day notice received Day notice received
Eon 90 30 No - Move onto variable tariff, 30 day notice period Day notice received Day notice received
EDF 60-75 30 No - Move onto fixed tariff with no exit fee. 30 day notice Day notice received Day notice received
Scottish Power 60-90 30 No - Move onto fixed tariff with no exit fee. 30 day notice Day notice received Day notice received
Npower 60 30 No - Move onto variable tariff, 30 day notice period Day notice received Day notice received
SSE 60 30 No - Move onto variable tariff, 30 day notice period Day notice received Day notice received
Opus 60 30 No - Move onto variable tariff, 30 day notice period Day notice received Day notice received
Ovo 60 30 No - Move onto variable tariff, 30 day notice period Day notice received Day notice received
CNG 60 30 Yes n/a n/a
Gazprom 60 30 Yes - but on the same rates. If Gazprom cannot maintain rates then business moves to 30 day variable tariff n/a Day notice received
Dong 90 30 Yes n/a n/a
Extra Energy 120 90 Yes n/a n/a
Crown 60 30 No n/a No notice period - business free to leave

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