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Household energy bills set to rise by up to £207.99 a year as five fixed tariffs end in June

09 June 2015
  • Five fixed deals ending will see an average annual rise of £97.55 (9.21%)*.
  • EDF customers in the Norweb region face staggering £207.99 (22%) rise.**

Energy prices are set to rise with the temperature, as loyal energy customers brace themselves for an average price rise of £97.55 when five fixed tariffs 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.

Impact of tariffs coming to an end on Tuesday 30 June (based on a medium user – 3,200 kWh of electricity and 13,500 kWh of gas per year – paying by monthly direct debit and averaged across all UK regions):

Supplier

Tariff coming to an end

End

date

Dual fuel?

Annual

cost

Annual cost of standard tariff

Difference

(£ and %)

EDF

Fixed Price 2015

30/06/15

Yes

£974.33

£1,154.53

£180.20 (18.49%)

EDF

Blue +Price Promise June 2015

30/06/15

Yes

£1,098.19

£1,154.53

£56.34 (5.13%)

First:Utility

iSave Fixed v12 June 2015

30/06/15

Yes

£1,052.14

£1,134.85

£82.70 (7.29%)

Npower

Online Price Fix June 2015

30/06/15

Yes

£1,086.37

£1,169.33

£82.96 (7.64%)

Scottish Power

Online Fixed Price Energy June 2015

30/06/15

Yes

£1,080.85

£1,166.37

£85.52 (7.91%)

Isupply

iFix (pre 22nd May 2014)

30/06/15

No

£448.39

£510.04

£61.65 (13.75%)



Jeremy Cryer, energy spokesperson at 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.”

For more information on switching energy supplier, read Gocompare.com’s energy guides.

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Notes to editors:

*Average increase across all UK regions and across all tariffs coming to an end on 30 June 2015 where the standard tariff is more expensive than the fixed deal is 9.21% or £97.55

** based on a medium user – 3,200 kWh of electricity and 13,500 kWh of gas per year – paying by monthly direct debit, living in the Norweb distribution area. The EDF Energy Fixed Price 2015 has an average annual cost of £944.50 for Norweb customers. The EDF standard tariff has an average annual cost of £1,152.49 for Norweb customers, a difference of £207.99 (22.02%).