This seems to be very inconsistent of them.
I am soon at the end of my current fixed price.
Last month I wrote and asked what would be happening, they said 'we'll tell you towards the end of the month'.
I called at the end of the month (no such information) and they said 'Oh, well, yes, it'll go up but it is a variable smart tariff so we can't say what to' and so I said 'what if it was today' and they said '20-something p/kWh', to which I was glum. No offer to fix there and then, I did ask.
Got an email today saying my tariff would 'roll over to standard variable tariff'.
So I 'phoned up and they said 'oh, your current tariff will roll over, no change, because you have been on smart tariffs since Jan 19, and this will be fixed to 2023'.
... so for me, 4.5p/kWh from 8:30+3hr and my current 13.8p/kWh day.
Phhffffffttt ... frankly, come the date of my actual contract renewal, I am expecting 'anything' could happen!! I'm struggling to follow all of that, but I'll roll with it because it is, after all, a 'beta product' and I take it as such.
Octopus ... give me those rates and I'll for sure keep plugging those recommendations for you!!! I mean, what can I say, I am at the mercy of a kind and generous beneficent energy company, it seems?