Which? response to British Gas’ price increase

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

“Hard-pressed consumers waiting to see how the Government will tackle costly standard variable tariffs will be disappointed to see prices rising. Customers concerned about their tariff should switch to a fixed price deal now and the Government should rapidly set out how it intends to make this market work better for consumers.”

Notes to editors:
Those on a standard variable tariff with one of the Big Six suppliers pay on average £1,138 per year. By switching to the cheapest available tariff, they could be saving up to £305.

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