Default Tariff Cap level: 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2020


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Supply and Retail Market

The Default Tariff Cap came in to force on 1 January 2019 – a temporary cap on standard variable tariffs and fixed term default tariffs. In accordance with the licence requirements, we run an update process twice a year, to ensure the Default Tariff Cap reflects changes in the cost of supplying energy.

On 7 February 2020, we published the cap levels that will come in to force for the fourth charge restriction period (“cap period”) from 1 April 2020 – 30 September 2020. The updated versions of the underlying models have also been published.

You can view all historical information and publications relating to the design of the cap on our policy pages for the Default Tariff Cap

Guidance for energy customers

If you are an energy customer trying to find out your capped tariff price, please contact your energy supplier. You can find their contact information on an energy bill, or see Who is my energy supplier? You can also find answers to frequently asked questions on our consumer FAQ page.