9th June 2015
Energy prices are set to rise in line with the temperature, as customers brace themselves for an average price rise of £97.55 when five fixed deals 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, of Gocompare.com 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.”
Top ten cheapest dual fuel tariffs
|Supplier||Tariff||Tariff type||Annual cost||Early exit fees|
|GB Energy Supply||Premium Energy Saver||Variable||£870||None|
|first:utility||iSave Fixed July 2016||Fixed||£913||£30 per fuel|
|GnERGY||Fixed June 2016 v1||Fixed||£915||£25 per fuel|
|Extraenergy||Fresh Fixed Price Sept 2016 v2||Fixed||£925||£25 per fuel|
|Green Star Energy||Rate Saver 12 Month Fixed 1506 Paperless||Fixed||£926||£30 per fuel|
|ScottishPower||Online Fixed Price Energy June 2016||Fixed||£941||None|
|Cooperative Energy||Fair & Square May 2016||Fixed||£944||£20 per fuel|
|Sainsbury’s Energy||Fixed Price June 2016||Fixed||£946||£30 per fuel|
|Ovo Energy||Better Energy Fixed (All Online)||Fixed||£954||None|
Based on dual fuel, payment by monthly direct debit, averaged across all UK regions and for households with an annual energy usage of 13,500kWh gas and 3,200kWh electricity (medium user). Correct as of 03/06/2015.