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10 December 2012: E.on announces price rise



E.on becomes the latest supplier to increase charges to consumers

Big Six energy supplier E.on has become the last of the major energy suppliers to announce a price rise today, increasing their domestic energy charges by 8.6% as of January 18. The announcement follows similar rises by all the other Big Six suppliers that began in August when SSE announced a 9.6% price rise.

Responding to the price rise, Mark Todd, Director of price comparison site said, “With e.on’s price rise announcement today all the big six suppliers have now unveiled price increases of 6-10%. A process that started on August 22nd with SSE’s price rise, is now drawing to a close with e.on the last domino to fall. E.on have held out up to three months longer than the other suppliers but with its  8.6% rise now unveiled for January 18th 2013, e.on's customers can expect to pay at least another £100 on annual dual-fuel tariffs in the New Year.

With all price rises in effect, a typical UK household energy bill will stand at a record £1,400 – the highest in UK history – and Government green policies look likely to keep pushing it higher.”

This price rise now means that all suppliers are on an equal footing, and consumers are being encouraged to take control of their bills immediately to fight the increases that are being levied. Mr. Todd continues. “We are urging consumers to switch now and start the new year with a better deal. A typical home can switch today, get a fixed rate for a year and save £228 on next year's bill. It is no time for complacency. As consumers start to think about new years' resolutions, checking their tariff and switching to a better deal should be at the top of the list as the remaining deals won't be around for long. Don't get stuck on the high-tariff train, get off now and take control."


Supplier's Dual Fuel, Monthly Direct Debit Standard Tariff Prices (Winter 2012)


Annual Bill

Announced Price Rise

Effective Date

EDF Energy



7th Dec




26th Nov




18th Jan

Scottish Power



3rd Dec

British Gas



16th Nov




15th Oct






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