Are blend and extend contracts a good idea?

Article posted

28th Jul 2023

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3-5 min read


Mollie Pinnington

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Recently Ofgem has been looking into the non-domestic energy market. They are looking at all issues that could be making energy more expensive or creating issues for business consumers.

Ofgem has noticed that some suppliers have been offering businesses blend and extend contracts. With over 50% of suppliers now offering blend and extend contracts Ofgem have got some opinions on them.

You may be wondering what is a blend and extend contract? This is where the rate you pay for energy will be lowered but also increases the length of your current contract. This has seemed like a win-win contract for many businesses when they have signed however it has caused many issues.

This type of contract was useful for many businesses that signed energy contracts during peak time with no energy support. Ofgem has warned that this might not be beneficial to many customers.

These types of contracts could cause affordability issues for both the supplier and the customer. It could end up in lower profits for the supplier and higher prices for the customer as they might have been able to get lower prices if they were not stuck in a high price contract.

Although some suppliers have offered relegation for customers stuck in these long contracts, this has not been the case for all businesses. This has left them stuck paying higher prices.


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