Gas & Electricity
Price rise misery will hit almost 8 million British Gas customers this Friday (23rd November), says uSwitch.com. The country’s biggest energy supplier will increase its prices by 9.2% or £131 for gas and electricity, resulting in its average standard dual fuel bill soaring from £1,340 to £1,471 a year.
Electricity bills top the nation’s list of the most baffling bills with 36% of people saying that they find them hard to understand, closely followed by gas and water bills.
EDF has followed SSE, British Gas, npower and Scottish Power’s lead by introducing an energy price rise this winter. The increase of 3.9% will add £50.37 to its customers’ bills, and will take effect on 3 January.
Reforms to make the energy market competitive and work in the public interest unveiled as part of the Annual Energy Statement 2013.
With four of the big six energy companies announcing inflation-busting price hikes and the remaining two expected to follow suit, many consumers have been turning to fixed price energy deals to shield themselves.
As the clocks go back and the days get shorter, a national survey by retailer ledhut.co.uk has found that more than 60% of us are leaving lights on when we go out – with an embarrassing one in ten admitting we do it “all the time.”
Redrow Homes is keen to make homebuyers aware of the energy saving qualities of its new homes and advise them of the potential for cost savings.
npower has announced its electricity and gas prices will increase by 9.3% and 11.1% respectively from 1 December.
Energy provider Co-operative Energy has announced it is to increase its gas and electricity prices by an average of four-and-a-half per cent.
British Gas, Britain's biggest energy supplier, has today announced that it is putting its prices up by 9.2% or £131 for gas and electricity, despite pledging in May to use cold weather profits to keep its prices steady for as long as possible.
UK consumers estimate they will spend an average of £613 on energy over the next six months - but Gocompare.com estimate average bills could be £867.21.
AA Home Membership has reported a rise in the number of callouts for boiler-related problems as householders start to switch the heating on after a long, hot summer.
SSE customers should brace themselves for higher energy bills as the ‘big six' energy provider announces its plans to raise gas and electricity prices by an average of 8.2%.
As Britain braces itself for another winter, over six in ten households (64%) are already due to have switched their heating on.
While the big six suppliers slug it out to offer consumers the best fixed price energy deals, small supplier First Utility has leapt forward by offering its customers a price freeze.
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