Confused.com has revealed that EDF Energy's recent price rise announcement could cost UK energy customers over £100 per household.
This announcement has seen gas prices rise by 15.4% and electricity prices rise by 4.5%. EDF's energy prices have increased by £116 on its standard cash/cheque tariff effective from 10th November 2011.*
The Big 6 energy suppliers price rises mean an average increase of £160 per year to an average standard bill paying by cash or cheque, increasing from £1,132 to £1,292.**
EDF was the last of the major energy suppliers to announce its price rise, which is set to affect 3.2m customers. However, more than 25m households are expected to see an average of £160*** added onto their gas and electricity bills from 10th November 2011.
Lisa Greenfield, energy analyst at Confused.com said: "Now that all the major supplies have shown their cards, consumers are now in a position to make an informed decision on switching their gas and electricity without fear that their chosen tariff could go up in a few months' time.
"There are always ways to reduce your fuel bills, such as considering a dual fuel tariff, paying by direct debit and managing your account online. If you are concerned about future rises, a fixed of capped tariff will offer price security although you'll be paying over the odds if prices fall. Of course, cutting down the amount of energy you use and investing in some energy efficiency measure will reduce your bills even further and continue to save you money in future."
More information on energy prices and household utilities comparison can be found on Confused.com's website.
Confused.com was the UK's first price comparison site for car insurance. Confused.com is one of the biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002, it generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include home insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance, breakdown cover, as well as financial services products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance. Confused.com also covers various energy tariffs, allowing customers to compare green energy, gas and electricity prices.
Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides a free, objective and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them great deals on a wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and more. Confused.com's service is based on the most up-to-date information provided by UK suppliers and industry regulators.
Confused.com is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2004. Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.
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