E.on customers have been dealt a blow as the energy giant announces changes to its tariffs that will see affected households’ annual energy bills jump by as much as £22, on average.
Georgie Frost, consumer advocate for GoCompare Energy, commented; “
“Though this isn’t a price hike in the traditional sense, E.on’s tariff ‘restructure’ will ultimately see households face higher energy costs when they come into effect in April. But with so much competition in the market at the moment, there’s no good reason for customers to just accept this latest price increase.
“People whose tariffs are affected will see their bills increase form 19 April, which means they have around six weeks to shop around and switch to a better deal.
“The choice is simple; you can do nothing and from April pay up to £22 more for your gas and electricity, or you can spend a few minutes comparing energy deals online today and pay up to £300 less.”
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