More homes to face rise in energy bills as EDF Energy increases rates
A FURTHER three million UK homes are facing a rise in bills after EDF Energy became the latest supplier to increase rates.
It is increasing both gas and electricity by 10.8 per cent, which means an average dual-fuel bill for someone paying by direct debit will go up by £122 to £1,251 a year.
EDF is the fifth member of the big six to announce a rise in recent weeks. The change will take effect from 7 December.
EDF director Martin Lawrence said: “We know that customers will not welcome this news and do not want to see prices going up.
“Our new prices will however be cheaper on average than those of all the other major suppliers which have announced standard price rises so far this autumn.”
He added the company was taking steps to help vulnerable customers by ensuring that those most in need automatically benefit from a discount equivalent to being on its cheapest tariff.
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