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Eon hikes gas and electricity prices

Energy bills bumped up by £62 from February

Eon is to raise its standard gas and electricity prices from February – hiking gas prices by 3% and electricity by 9%.

The price rises take effect from 4 February 2011 and will affect 4.3 million customers – adding an extra £62 on to the average annual standard dual fuel bill from Eon.

Best and worst suppliers

Following in the footsteps of other ‘big six’ energy suppliers, Eon is the latest in a string of providers to hike prices for gas and electricity. To see how these big names in the energy market compare on areas including value for money, customer service and bills, have a look at our energy supplier satisfaction survey.

Commenting on this latest move from Eon, Which? Switch’s Reena Chityal says: ‘Rising energy prices are the number one financial concern for consumers and this latest hike along with the likelihood of another cold snap will only add to their worries.

‘As well as taking basic energy saving measures like excluding drafts, consumers could save themselves hundreds of pounds a year by switching to the cheapest available tariff.

Price hikes from big suppliers

Over the last two months, 24.6 million consumers have experienced bumped up bills, with the average customer now paying an extra £65 as a result of the price rises.

Scottish Power bills have gone up by £52, Npower’s by £65, Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE) by £67 and British Gas by £80.

EDF is the only ‘big six’ supplier to have set gas and electricity prices until March 2011, in a ‘Winter Price Freeze Guarantee’.

If you’re concerned about the latest antics of your supplier – or are concerned that you’re not getting the best for your money – Which? Switch allows you to compare tariffs and find the best deal to suit your energy use. Visit the Which? Switch site for a three-step switch to a new supplier.

Lower your gas and electricity bills

You can compare energy prices and switch to a new gas and electricity supplier on Which? Switch. People who switched with us between 1 October and 31 December 2013 are predicted to save an average of £234 a year on their bills.

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