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

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

“This second price rise within the space of a few months will be infuriating for customers who have now seen their bills hiked by an average of £104 in six months. They should take the power back into their own hands and radically change how much they pay, simply by choosing a better deal.

“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 almost £400 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.
  • The saving is the difference between the priciest Big Six standard tariff and the cheapest tariff, which is £377 a year, based on a dual-fuel tariff available in all regions of England, Scotland and Wales for a medium user (using Ofgem averages of 3,100kWh of electricity and 12,000kWh of 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 07 August 2018.
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