Georgie Frost, consumer advocate for GoCompare Energy, commented;
“E.on’s tariff ‘restructure’ will see people paying more for their energy from today. But they don’t need to accept this – there’s a competitive market with lots of deals to choose from, and switching away from an expensive standard variable tariff could save people hundreds of pounds a year.
“Today’s move should serve as a reminder that price rises happen regularly – whether to the cost of gas and electricity or through the removal of discounts – so and the best way to make sure you’re not paying more then you need to is to shop around for a better deal that meets your needs.
“The choice is simple if you’re an affected E.on customer – you can do nothing and face paying up to £30 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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