Which? response to British Gas’ price rise for SVT customers

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

“This price rise will be a bitter blow for customers who have now seen their bills hiked by an average of £136 in nine months. They won’t care about who is to blame, but they will question why they’re being squeezed financially without seeing any difference in the value or service they’re receiving.

“Before the energy price cap comes into effect later this year, customers still stuck on poor value standard tariffs should look to switch now as they could potentially save up to £359 a year.”

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.
  • A £359 saving is based on a medium user (using Ofgem averages of 3,100 kWh electricity and 12,000 kWh gas per year, paying by monthly direct debit, with paperless bills), Data is from Energylinx. Prices given are averages across regions, are rounded to the nearest whole pound and correct on 3 April 2018.