EDF first to increase prices since latest Ofgem price cap announced

  • EDF announces a 12% increase in prices across all regions
  • First provider to increase tariffs since the energy price cap increased this month

GoCompare Energy is once again reminding households to switch their energy tariffs this autumn, as EDF announces its price increases this week.

The energy giant’s customers will see their annual energy bills increase by 12.24% bringing their average annual cost up from £1137.99 to £1277.22, which equates to an increase of £139.23, which will come into effect from October 1st this year.

The variable default tariff increases generally follow the price cap change, which was announced on August 6th by Ofgem. August’s increase took the cap to £1,277, which was a £139 increase on the previous cap announced in April 2021. 

The energy price cap was implemented by the Ofgem, the energy market regulator, to ensure that consumers always pay a fair price for gas and electricity and it is reviewed every six months.

EDF is the first provider to announce its price increases, but more are expected to follow in the coming weeks.

Gareth Kloet of GoCompare Energy commented:

“The Ofgem price cap sets the ceiling for the energy market, but it shouldn’t be relied upon as way to make sure you’re not paying over the odds.

“The energy cap is reviewed twice a year by Ofgem and while we knew these increases were coming, it will be a bitter pill for some bill payers who might already be struggling with a shortage of money following the pandemic, or may still be out of work.

“Each time the cap is reviewed, it should act as a reminder for people to switch and make sure they are getting the best possible price for their gas and electricity.”

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Notes to editors:

*Based on Ofgem’s TDVC’s for a medium energy user based on change in prices from October 2020 to April 2021.

* This figure is based on a customer paying by Direct Debit with an Typical Domestic Consumption (TDC) for a medium user, set by Ofgem as 2900 kWhs electricity usage and 12000 kWhs of gas usage.

For further information please contact:

Lynsey Walden or Kath Chadwick at Gocompare on or

Keep up-to-date with GoCompare on Twitter; @GoCompare

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