Tuesday, 10 April 2018

British Gas to increase gas and electricity prices by 5.5% or £60 a year


 
British Gas is to increase energy prices for those on standard tariffs by an average of 5.5% - or £60 a year.

 
The rise, which applies to both gas and electricity, will see the average annual dual-fuel bill for British Gas customers go up to £1,161.


The company, the UK's largest energy supplier, said that 4.1 million of its customers would be affected.


The increase will take effect from 29 May and follows its 12.5% rise in electricity prices last September.


British Gas blamed government policy for part of that rise, a suggestion that was rejected by ministers.
Reacting to the latest announcement, energy minister Claire Perry said: "We are disappointed by British Gas's announcement of an unjustified price rise in its default tariff when customers are already paying more than they need to."



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