Which? response to EDF’s standard variable tariff price increase

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

“The second price hike from a big energy supplier in days will leave customers questioning why their bills are rising again when they’re not seeing improvements in the 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) between the priciest Big Six SVT tariff (Npower) and the cheapest deal on the market, available in all UK regions. Data is from Energylinx. Prices given are averages across regions, are rounded to the nearest whole pound and correct on 5 April 2018.