About Our Site
UtilityCharges was formed to offer a unique reference point on explaining your fuel, water, council tax and phone charges.
Confused by comparing, switching, bundling and all the other aspects of buying utilities in this modern age?
The days when we simply got electricity from the electricity board and gas from the gas man are long gone. On the one hand we have been liberated from government owned monopoly suppliers and on the other we now have the chore of selecting the best suppliers for all our utilities from a whole raft of different companies.
There's no really easy way to tell a reputable supplier from a fly-by-night company that's just set up five minutes ago to exploit the liberation of the utility markets.
On UtilityCharges you'll find information about all the key utilities. We cover the history behind the great sell-off that started in the 1980s and the moves that were made to allow consumers to choose their suppliers.
We go through the different options available for each market to make choices as clear as possible.
We explain 'bundling', the bunching together of different utilities under one umbrella. We look at the dual nature of those arrangements: the benefit of only having one bill and one payment against the problem of being tied in to one supplier, making it difficult to switch for better rates.
Importantly, we offer this advice completely impartially. Utility Charges is not backed by any utility supplier or another company involved in the utilities sector.
Our concern was that there was no single UK resource for interesting features and practical advice on this subject.
Our features and articles are written by experts - who have experience, or a particular interest in this area.
Our BackgroundUtilityCharges was founded by John Rowlinson, the founder of PtS.
John, through PtS, is involved in a number of ventures including software and property companies. A percentage of revenue from these activities goes towards funding UtilityCharges and a number of similar sites.
Our focus is simply on having experts create the highest quality information possible that is widely read.