E.ON energy price rise to kick in tomorrowThursday, 03 February 2011 10:58
Around 4.3 million Brits will pay 9 per cent more for their electricity and 3 per cent more for their gas as of tomorrow (February 4), with the planned price rise from E.ON set to kick in. As a result, the average E.ON customer’s annual dual fuel bill will rise by £62.
This breaks down as an extra £42 per year on electricity and an extra £19 per year on gas, taking the total bill from £1,061 to £1,123.
Ann Robinson, Director of Consumer Policy at uSwitch.com, said: "This is the last in a line of energy price hikes to hit British households this winter. However, by holding off until February, E.ON has at least protected its customers from higher prices through two of the harshest winter months.”
She added that the majority of British energy customers could make a saving by switching, with only 13 per cent currently on their suppliers’ cheapest tariff.
Robinson concluded: “Online plans are the most competitive in the market, there is also a £166 difference between the cheapest and most expensive standard tariff on the market – this is a saving that any household can make even if they don't have internet access or don't want to go online.”