Commenting on the announcement from British Gas that it is set raise its prices for the second time this year, Georgie Frost, consumer advocate at GoCompare Energy, said: “Energy price rises seem suspiciously common around this time of year, as we are about to start needing to use more energy to light and heat our homes. While prices have been rising this year. There’s no need to sit by and accept it. Take this latest price hike from one of the UK’s biggest energy suppliers as a rallying cry to shop around, ditch bad deals and switch to a better tariff.
“Standard variable tariffs, such as the one British gas are raising prices on, are terribly poor value and it’s possible to save hundreds of pounds on your annual energy bill by switching. It takes a matter of minutes to compare deals and sign up to a new tariff using a comparison website, and if you’re switching supplier your new provider will also keep you informed throughout the process.”
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Notes to editors:
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