Alex Neill, Which? Managing Director of Home Products and Services, said:
“A second price rise within a few months makes this the most expensive Big Six standard variable tariff and will leave almost a million Scottish Power customers reeling. They will have seen their bills hiked by an average of £109 in just over four months.
“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 more than £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 (£404) is the difference between the priciest Big Six standard tariff – which will be Scottish Power’s as of 8 October 2018 – and the cheapest tariff, which currently costs £853 a year. Prices are based on a dual-fuel tariff available in all regions in England, Scotland and Wales paying by monthly direct debit, with paperless bills. Energy usage is based on Ofgem’s annual average usage figures for medium (12,000kWh gas and 3,100kWh electricity) users. Data is from Energylinx. Prices given are averages across regions, are rounded to the nearest whole pound and correct on 24 August 2018.