utility switching

Have you changed gas or electricity provider in the past couple of years?

It is estimated that most people can save over £100 per year by comparing the available providers and switching.

You don’t neccesarily have to take the cheapest; you can also opt for the greenest energy providers.

and the best bit…

Not only can you save money, but if you do it via Give as you Live with us as your preferred cause, we get up £17 commision for pointing you to the switching site.

How to sign up with Give as you Live

  1. use the following link https://www.giveasyoulive.com/join/2nd-beeston-sea-scouts/_switch?utm_source=GAYLCharitySocial&utm_medium=Post
  2. enter your postcode
  3. if you have a Give as you Live account then login with that, otherwise create a new account
    Note, you do get asked if you want to receive emails from Give as you Live, and whether your contact details are shared with us
  4. you are now ready to start exploring you savings

If you have already followed the above steps you will have spotted the possibility of other savings, including all kinds of insurance, breakdown cover and broadband.

Should you decide to look at other savings opportunities please ensure that you have us selected as your preferred cause – 2Nd Beeston Sea Scouts.

It is a bit of a hassle…

Well not too much of a hassle.
It does help if you have a little bit of information to hand in order to get the most realistic comparison. If you have the following information to hand then you can do it quickly and effectively. Most of this will be on your bill.

  • your postcode
  • name of your supplier
  • which tariff/ plan you are on
  • whether you have an economy 7 meter
  • how much gas/electricity you use per year; this can be in kWh per year, OR, how much you spend per year
  • You will then be given a list of energy plans from a range of suppliers.

Take your time to see which might be offering better prices than you are currently paying. Of course you might already be on a good tariff which is excellent news, but it is nice to have it confirmed.

You can opt to filter the results on which companies that have green plans, paper billing, no cancellation fees or fixed plans.

Disclaimer: we are obliged to point out that we have no control over the accuracy and operation of the comparison site (Give as you Live), or the energy companies

before you switch…

It is important to do a bit of research into your potential new energy provider. In addition to the old familiar names there are a range of new energy providers which won’t be familiar to most people.

Do some homework

There are some many sources of information about the various energy companies, some more balanced than others.

A good place to start is Which?


Trustpilot are also a good source of reviews.