Energy bills set to jump by more than £200 as five fixed deals come to a close

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 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
Flow Energy Connect Fixed £913 None
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.


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