“As the country basks in a heatwave and the feelgood factor of an exciting sporting summer, energy suppliers know gas bills will be the furthest thing from our minds.
“Today’s announcement from EDF Energy is the second price hike this year for EDF customers and serves as a fresh reminder to take five minutes to shop around for a better deal.
“The company say those on a variable tariff, which accounts for around 40% of their customers will be impacted. This means around 2 million people who are already on what is generally the most expensive tariff will see their bills get even higher.
“EDF are saying the rise will add around £70 to the average bill, but remember, this is a double whammy price hike, with EDF customers already seeing a £16 increase earlier this year, so customers who don’t switch will actually be paying £86 a year more for their energy than they were at the start of 2018.
“People shouldn’t just accept this. There are some great deals to be had by switching which could save households hundreds of pounds - enough for a new TV to watch England play in the World Cup final or a holiday abroad to get away from it all!”
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