Which? responds to British Gas price rise announcement

Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Services, said:

“The energy price cap will be cold comfort for the millions of British Gas customers who will now face eye-watering price hikes in April. This is the fourth price increase announcement in quick succession with the rest of the Big Six expected to follow suit.

“While there are fewer cheap deals on the market than a year ago, energy customers can still save almost £300 a year by switching to secure a better deal before the April hike.”

Notes to editors

  • Customers looking for cheaper energy deals can compare deals with Which? Switch, a transparent and impartial way to compare energy tariffs and find the best gas and electricity supplier.
  • Which? calculates that a medium user (using 3,100kWh gas and 12,000kWh electricity per year) on a dual-fuel default or tariff standard tariff at the level of the April price cap could save up to £280 by switching to the cheapest deal on the market. Based on tariffs available in all regions in England, Scotland and Wales, paying by monthly direct debit, with paperless bills. Data is from Energylinx and correct on 11 February 2019.
  • British Gas finished 26th out of 30 suppliers in Which?’s latest annual energy survey: https://www.which.co.uk/reviews/energy-companies/article/best-and-worst-energy-companies/which-energy-survey-results

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