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    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 20th Jan 15, 9:43 AM
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    Scottish Power cuts gas 4.8%
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    • 20th Jan 15, 9:43 AM
    Scottish Power cuts gas 4.8% 20th Jan 15 at 9:43 AM
    But the real good news is Online Fix February 2016.
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    • saveallmymoney
    • By saveallmymoney 20th Jan 15, 9:53 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 9:53 AM
    Thanks, just switched to that now.

    Scottish Power get a bad rap on these forums, but switching between tariffs online is really easy.
    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 20th Jan 15, 10:10 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 10:10 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 10:10 AM
    Switched TWICE in 2015 already!


    Looking forward to Online Fix March 2016.


    As far as I'm concerned, they can keep the standard tariff unchanged, just give me 23.7% online discount, and 6% Dual Fuel discount.
    • NittyGritty
    • By NittyGritty 20th Jan 15, 10:29 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 10:29 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 10:29 AM
    if you switch online to the same company, how soon does the deal start with the new rates, is it the same day? or does it take a while to switch before u benefit from the cheaper/longer deal?
    • lstar337
    • By lstar337 20th Jan 15, 10:40 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 10:40 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 10:40 AM
    Scottish Power get a bad rap on these forums, but switching between tariffs online is really easy.
    Originally posted by saveallmymoney
    Just as it is with most of the other suppliers.
    • Former MSE Paloma
    • By Former MSE Paloma 20th Jan 15, 10:43 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 10:43 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 10:43 AM
    "Scottish Power is the latest energy provider to announce a gas price cut of 4.8% but it takes effect from February ..."

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    Scottish Power trims standard gas price, but tariff's still 'outrageously expensive'



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    • Pincher
    • By Pincher 20th Jan 15, 10:52 AM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 10:52 AM
    if you switch online to the same company, how soon does the deal start with the new rates, is it the same day? or does it take a while to switch before u benefit from the cheaper/longer deal?
    Originally posted by NittyGritty
    You can submit readings during the online switch, otherwise Scottish Power uses an estimate. A statement is produced, which is the cut off point.


    Some years ago, when I switched between E.On tariffs, they stuck to quarterly statements. In the statement, you have extra paragraphs, so you get a calculation for each date range, using the relevant unit rates. Since the tariffs were not so frequent, I never had three paragraphs.


    With Scottish Power, I switched at least four times since October, so a fresh statement per switch works better.
    • jmecks
    • By jmecks 20th Jan 15, 12:37 PM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 12:37 PM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 12:37 PM
    The Scottish Power billing spent most of 2014 in tatters while it was upgraded. Most my billing/consumption history was lost or corrupted, not to mention the company's reputation. Things seem to be back to normal. I've just changed to Online Fixed Price Energy February 2016, and expected annual bill dropped by more than 90 - not bad considering I was on Online Fixed Price Energy January 2016. Roll on Online Fixed Price Energy March 2016.
    • Lurker21
    • By Lurker21 20th Jan 15, 1:05 PM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 1:05 PM
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    • 20th Jan 15, 1:05 PM
    I have just been on Uswitch and this February 2016 deal is the cheapest, even cheaper than all the new companies like Ovo!
    • lstar337
    • By lstar337 20th Jan 15, 1:27 PM
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    I have just been on Uswitch and this February 2016 deal is the cheapest, even cheaper than all the new companies like Ovo!
    Originally posted by Lurker21
    It's still behind Zog, Better Energy, Daligas, and NPower for me.

    Region: SW
    Annual usage: ~5000kWh
    • Lurker21
    • By Lurker21 20th Jan 15, 2:28 PM
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    The Scottish Power billing spent most of 2014 in tatters while it was upgraded. Most my billing/consumption history was lost or corrupted, not to mention the company's reputation. Things seem to be back to normal. I've just changed to Online Fixed Price Energy February 2016, and expected annual bill dropped by more than 90 - not bad considering I was on Online Fixed Price Energy January 2016. Roll on Online Fixed Price Energy March 2016.
    Originally posted by jmecks
    It looks as if a very large number of people will be switching to this deal today. I just hope Scottish Power can handle the volume without going haywire.
    • Paully232000
    • By Paully232000 20th Jan 15, 3:16 PM
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    I have the 'Online Fixed Price Energy January 2016' to which i switched to at the beginning of January.

    Anyone know if this 'online fix feb 2016' is a better deal, and can I switch now given i only switched a few weeks ago?
    Thanks
    • lstar337
    • By lstar337 20th Jan 15, 3:27 PM
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    I have the 'Online Fixed Price Energy January 2016' to which i switched to at the beginning of January.

    Anyone know if this 'online fix feb 2016' is a better deal, and can I switch now given i only switched a few weeks ago?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Paully232000
    Use a comparison site to check. Nobody here can tell you because the prices vary by location and usage.
    • matelodave
    • By matelodave 20th Jan 15, 3:38 PM
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    If the cost per kwh and/or the daily standing charge is less than the tariff that you are on then yes, if it's not then no.
    • saveallmymoney
    • By saveallmymoney 20th Jan 15, 3:56 PM
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    I have the 'Online Fixed Price Energy January 2016' to which i switched to at the beginning of January.

    Anyone know if this 'online fix feb 2016' is a better deal, and can I switch now given i only switched a few weeks ago?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Paully232000
    It was for me. You need to look at the tariff comparison section on the Scottish Power online portal.
    • MillicentBystander
    • By MillicentBystander 20th Jan 15, 3:59 PM
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    Anyone remember the oft peddled (when oil prices were rampaging upwards) industry mantra that the price of gas is linked directly to the price of oil??
    • JezR
    • By JezR 20th Jan 15, 4:38 PM
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    Many countries in Europe do tend to be dominated by gas supply contracts related to the price of oil at some specified time, although that is reducing from what it used to be. The UK, Netherlands and Norway are the main exceptions, mainly through their history of being producers. The UK though buys a certain amount from producers that do want to operate a tie - or at least might have until recently.
    Last edited by JezR; 20-01-2015 at 4:41 PM.
    • Caddyman
    • By Caddyman 20th Jan 15, 4:41 PM
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    if you switch online to the same company, how soon does the deal start with the new rates, is it the same day? or does it take a while to switch before u benefit from the cheaper/longer deal?
    Originally posted by NittyGritty
    Having just switched tariffs with my own energy company in the last couple of days, the new tariff started the very next day.

    You'd think with all of the publicity about the vast differences in the prices of suppliers tariffs, that Joe Public would be less apathetic about how much they're forking out. People moaning about the price of their energy bills and then absolutely refusing to do anything about it seems to be de rigueur. Apparently, if one believes the media, there are millions who never bother to review their energy spend?.....
    • Blackbeard of Perranporth
    • By Blackbeard of Perranporth 20th Jan 15, 5:29 PM
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    It would be even better if their website worked. Smiley Kate the unhelpful nobbed assistant keeps saying to go to Change my service. IT AINT THERE


    I am fed up with listening to carp boy bands on a 1960's transistor radio on the medium wave!!!!!


    SP Rep, get that website of your company sorted!
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    • Lurker21
    • By Lurker21 20th Jan 15, 6:02 PM
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    I have the 'Online Fixed Price Energy January 2016' to which i switched to at the beginning of January.

    Anyone know if this 'online fix feb 2016' is a better deal, and can I switch now given i only switched a few weeks ago?
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Paully232000
    Yes it almost certainly will be for you too, and yes you can.
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