Further suppliers to increase energy bills: After an announcement last week from British Gas, they are to adjust their prices to the new tariff cap, more suppliers have come forward about the changes that could potentially see customers’ energy bills increase upto £96.

EDF, Scottish Power and E.ON adjusted to the new tariff cap level and changed prices on their websites last week.

This follows Ofgem’s announcement for the new price cap at £1,156 for pre-payment meter customers and at £1,138 per year for default tariff customers.

The maximum rate suppliers can charge for average use on standard variable or default tariffs is set to the price cap.

This will happen on the 1st April and is predicted to affect around 15m customers.

The EDF standard variable tariff will charge £1,138, which is an increase of £96, whilst prepayment customers will pay £1,156, which is an increase of £87 for EDF customers on dual-fuel (electricity and gas on the same bill).

“In the face of sharp increases in the costs to supply energy, we have already seen two suppliers collapse this year and as a sustainable, long-term business it is critical that we reflect the costs we face.” said an EDF spokesperson.

“We promise our customers that we will continue to offer a range of long-term, fixed tariffs, that guarantee a consistent price of energy for the duration of the tariff.”

“Customers on tariffs that are due to change in April will be written to, reminding them that they are free to switch tariff at any time and that they should check that they are on the best tariff for them.”

“Ofgem reviews its energy price cap every six months to reflect changes in the market, including changes in wholesale costs. Following Ofgem’s latest review, we have made changes to our standard variable tariff, E.ON EnergyPlan.” Said by an E.ON spokesperson.

“From 1st April 2021, the price of our standard variable tariff E.ON EnergyPlan for customers taking both fuels will be £1,138, based on Ofgem average annual consumption of 12,000 kWh for gas and 2,900 kWh with payment by Direct Debit. Our current price is £1,042.”

Further suppliers to increase energy bills

, , , , , , , , , , ,
Previous Post
America Rejoins Paris Climate Change agreement
Next Post
Texans see increase in their energy bills after blackouts

Related Posts

Tees Valley secured £3m funding for hydrogen transport

Tees Valley secured £3m funding for hydrogen transport: Set to become home to what thought to be the UK’s first hydrogen transport hub is Tees Valley. It has been announced today by the government that a new £3 million investment to kickstart the project which could lead to 5,000 new jobs in the North East.…
Read More

Boris Johnson invests £3bn in ‘green bus revolution’

Boris Johnson invests £3bn in ‘green bus revolution’: It was revelead by Boris Johnson today that a new £3 billion investment in what he calls the ‘green bus revolution‘. Nearly 4,000 new British-built electric or hydrogen buses will be delieved to provide zero-emissions and quiet travel across the UK, under the new plans. A consultation…
Read More

Subscribe to our newsletter!

You have successfully subscribed to the newsletter

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

British Utilities will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.