Npower hikes gas and electricity prices by 5%Gas and electricity prices to rise from January

10 December 2010

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Npower sent out 12m unsolicited energy saving light bulbs in late 2009

Npower has announced today that its standard gas and electricity customers will face a 5% increase in gas prices and 5% increase in electricity prices from 4 January 2011.

The move follows price increases announced by three more of the 'Big Six' energy suppliers in recent weeks, including British Gas, Scottish and Southern Energy and Scottish Power.

Are you paying too much for energy?

Which? Switch's Tom McLennan says: 'Half of us are already worried about paying our energy bills this winter and, with more snow and ice just around the corner, news of a price hike will send an extra shiver down the spine of Npower customers.

'As well as taking basic measures like excluding drafts, you can lessen the impact of rising energy costs by switching to the cheapest available tariff.'

The typical annual saving per household that switched to a dual fuel tariff with Which? Switch between 24th March 2010 and 9th September 2010 was £270.

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