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Household energy bills set to rise as five fixed tariffs end in June

10th June 2015 Print

Energy prices are set to rise with the temperature, as loyal energy customers brace themselves for an average price rise of £97.55 when five fixed tariffs expire at the end of the month.

EDF, Npower, Scottish Power and First:Utility all have tariffs due to expire in June, with customers who don’t shop around and switch to a better deal facing a 9.21% increase in their energy bills when they are rolled onto their suppliers’ standard tariffs.

Once again, households in the Norweb region (which includes Manchester, Bolton and Lancaster) are set to be hit the hardest. Customers in the region and who are currently on the expiring EDF Fixed Price 2015 tariff will see a huge £207.99 (22%) average rise in their energy bills when they are automatically rolled onto EDF’s £1,154.52 a year standard variable tariff.

Jeremy Cryer, energy spokesperson at, said: “Though it’s easy to forget about our energy bills in the summer months, it’s important not to get complacent if your tariff is coming to an end.

“The energy market has gotten extremely competitive over the past few months, with some tariffs costing less than £1,000 a year. That means now could be a great time to get online and search for a new deal.”