E.ON has announced a 8.7% price rise that will take effect on 18 January 2013.
The E.ON price rise means the average E.ON dual-fuel customer will see their energy bill go up by £110, with the average E.ON bill up from £1,260 to £1,370 a year. Gas price will increase 9.4% and electricity will go up 7.7%.
What we say
“As winter temperatures plummet, consumers could buckle under the strain of higher energy prices. This winter almost nine in ten households are expected to ration their energy use to save on bills and last winter three quarters of households went without heating at some point due to cost.
"The fact is that high energy prices have a big impact on consumers and leave many unable to turn on their heating for fear of running up a large bill.
“Before resorting to this, I would urge consumers to take a couple of simple but effective steps first. We can all cut our energy bills substantially by making sure our homes are as energy efficient as possible and by making sure we are paying the lowest possible price for the energy we use.
"There’s just over £300 a year difference between the cheapest and most expensive tariffs on the market and, if consumers are quick, they might still be able to take advantage of some of the low-cost or free home insulation offers that are around.