Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Services, said:
“Energy customers will be feeling the heat as this latest increase means price hike Monday is set to see more than one billion pounds added to household bills across the country.
“If you are one of millions of customers stuck on a company’s bad value standard variable or default tariff, our advice is simple, switch.”
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 £348 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 19 February 2019.
- Scottish Power finished joint 27th 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-result