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SSE price hike 15 October 2012

SSE price increases kick in

From 15 October 2012, 5 million of SSE’s battered customers will be faced with the burden of having to pay an extra £100 a year to heat their homes.

Customers on a Standard tariff paying their bills by monthly direct debit will be hit with an increase of £102 (8.7%) while those paying quarterly by cash or cheque will be stung with a bigger increase of £119 (9.6%). Continue reading

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British Gas price hike

British Gas Price Increase
British Gas today (12 October 2012) became the second of the Big 6 energy suppliers to announce energy price increases.
 
From 16 November 2012, the vast majority of British Gas’ 16 million customer accounts will see their gas and electricity prices increase by 6%. This will increase average dual fuel bills by £80 a year meaning customers paying by monthly direct debit will see their annual bills rise to £1,273 while those paying by cash or cheque quarterly will see bills rise to £1,350. Continue reading

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npower price hike 2012

npower price hike (12 October 2012) comment

npower today (12 October 2012) became the third of the Big 6 energy suppliers to announce energy price increases. From 26 November 2012, the vast majority of npower’s 6.5 million customer accounts will see their gas and electricity prices increase by 9%. This will increase average dual fuel bills by £109 a year meaning customers paying by monthly direct debit will see their annual bills rise to £1,257 while those paying by cash or cheque quarterly will see bills rise to £1,352. Continue reading

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Beware of back-door price increases….

From 15 October 2012 SSE’s battered customers will be faced with the burden of having to pay an extra £102 a year to heat their homes.
 
But while the vast majority of SSE customers are guaranteed a thumping great price increase, they are not going to be the only ones. Although none of the other of the Big 6 energy suppliers has yet announced price increases, many customers will nevertheless face higher prices simply as a result of their tariffs expiring. Continue reading

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Where the price hikes overdone….?

Wholesale Prices October 2011

Wholesale Prices October 2011


Ofgem today (14 October 2011) issued its latest Electricity and Gas Supply Market Report. The report calculated that the net margin on supplying a typical, standard tariff dual fuel customer over the next year would be £125 per customer. This represents an increase of £110 from the previous figure of just £15 per customers and is driven almost exclusively by recent energy price hikes by energy suppliers. Continue reading

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