It is a pretty disappointing exercise, looking for the best UK savings accounts. Just about all of them guarantee to lose you money by saving in to them. The interest rate they pay is less than the current rate of inflation so over time your money effectively reduces in value. The most consistent hedge against inflation remains investing in shares.
Nevertheless it is important to retain some cash to ensure that your overall financial position remains flexible. So, holding cash is a necessary evil for the greater good of being able to sleep at night, even if it does cost us money.
Here is a round up of some of the top easy access savings accounts:
Or, if you are happy to meet the requirements of these current accounts: