Energy price freezes melt away as 10m+ UK households will see bills go up by as much as 10% during 2017.
That being said, Wärme Designer Heaters have done a deal with energy comparison website, uSwitch, that could save each of our customers £618 a year.
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UK households will be collectively paying £736 million more this year for their energy, as seven major suppliers — E.ON, ScottishPower, npower, EDF Energy, First Utility, The Co-operative Energy and now SSE — have announced they will be raising prices for standard plan customers.
SSE, the UK's second larget-supplier of electricity to households, increased nearly 3 million customers electricity bills by 14.9% last month alone.
Customers should ‘fight back’ and ‘vote with their feet’
Commenting on the news, Claire Osborne, energy expert at uSwitch.com, says:
“The big six have laid their cards on the table and they are stacked against energy customers. This price rise is a double whammy – not only is SSE the second largest energy supplier but it also has the highest proportion of customers sitting on its standard variable tariff. Almost three million customers will be hit by this latest blow.
“The danger now is that talk of Government intervention will lull consumers into a false sense of security when they should be voting with their feet and getting themselves a cheaper deal today. A cap on an expensive tariff would be far from a silver bullet, and in reality would likely make things worse. It would remove any motivation whatsoever for these major suppliers to try to retain their customers, whether by offering the lowest possible prices or exceptional service.
“Suppliers need to feel the pressure of competition – the real threat of their customers leaving them – to have any incentive to offer good value. We urge consumers not to put up with these hikes but to fight back. There is an incredible saving of up to £618 a year to be made by switching to a fixed deal. Fixing your energy can be extremely valuable for those on a tight budget and could make all the difference in being able to afford to keep warm.”