Gas and electricity price changes

Gas and electricity price changes

How are energy prices changing in 2014? Keep up-to-date with the latest gas and electricity prices rises and price cuts with uSwitch

See which energy suppliers have made gas and electricity prices rises or price cuts, how much prices went up or down by, and when the price change will come into effect.

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And don't forget, whether gas and electricity prices are rising or falling, it's always a good idea to compare energy prices in your area. When you switch your energy supplier with uSwitch you could save up to £383.

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Latest gas and electricity price changes

We've listed the latest gas and electricity price changes below so you can see what your supplier is doing. For a full list of gas and electricity price changes dating back to 2005 take a look further down the page.

Supplier Date effective Avg price change (%) Avg bill size*

EDF Energy

Jan 3 2014 3.9% £1,237

E.ON

18 Jan 2014 3.7% £1,240

British Gas

Jan 1 2014 6% £1,265

Scottish Power

Jan 31 2014 5.3% £1,284

sse

Mar 24 2014 4.2% £1,259

npower

Feb 28 2014 7.8% £1,299

*Based on a medium energy user on a standard dual fuel tariff, paying on receipt of bill, with bill sizes averaged across all regions.

Gas and electricity prices 2004-2012

Gas and electricity bills have gone up nearly £800 in eight years. That's roughly 151% since 2004, easily outstripping any other household essential!

We've compiled this handy infographic which shows a quick and easy visual summary of how energy price changes affect your bills.

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Table of price changes - 2005 to Present

Below is our table of all the price changes for the 'big six' suppliers over the last seven years, so you can see how British Gas prices compared to E.ON for example. The red arrows show when a supplier increased their gas or electricity prices, and by what percentage bills went up by, while the green arrows show price cuts.

Supplier Date effective Date updated on uSwitch Average gas price change (%) Average electricity price change (%)

Scottish Power

December 6 2013 October 24 2013 8.5% 9%

sse

November 15 2013 October 10 2013 8.2% 8.2%

British Gas

November 23 2013 October 17 2013 8.4% 10.4%

npower

December 1 2013 October 21 2013 11.1% 9.3%

EDF Energy

07/12/2012 26/11/2012 10.8% 10.8%

Scottish Power

03/12/2012 15/10/2012 7% 7%

npower

26/11/2012 12/10/2012 8.8% 9%

British Gas

16/11/2012 12/10/2012 6% 6%

sse

15/10/2012 22/08/2012 9% 9%

Scottish Power

27/02/2012 03/02/2012 5% 0%

E.ON

27/02/2012 27/01/2012 0% 6%

npower

01/02/2012 24/01/2012 5%

sse

26/03/2012 26/03/2012 4.5% 0%

British Gas

12/01/2012 12/01/2012 0% 5%

EDF Energy

07/02/2012 07/02/2012 5% 0%

EDF Energy

10/11/2011 15/09/2011 4.5% 15.4%

npower

1/10/2011 17/08/2011 15.7% 7.2%

E.ON

13/09/2011 05/08/2011 18% 11%

sse

14/09/2011 21/07/2011 18% 11%

British Gas

18/08/2011 08/07/2011 18% 16%

Scottish Power

01/08/2011 08/06/2011 19% 10%

EDF Energy

02/03/2011 03/0202011 6.5% 7.5%

E.ON

04/02/2011 11/01/2011 3% 9%

npower

04/01/2011 10/12/20105% 5%

Scottish Power

25/11/201019/11/20102% 8.9%

British Gas

10/12/201012/11/20107% 7%

sse

01/12/201029/10/20109.40% 0%

EDF Energy

1/10/201031/08/20100%2.60%

Scottish Power

31/03/201011/03/2010-8% 0%
EDF Energy26/03/201010/03/2010-4% 0%
npower26/03/201009/03/2010-7% 0%

E.ON

31/03/201008/03/2010-6% 0%

sse

04/03/201029/03/2010-4% (dual fuel) -7% single fuel 0%
British Gas04/02/201004/02/2010-7% 0%

E.ON

04/07/200903/07/2009-3.30% 0%
British Gas07/05/200907/05/20090%-10%
npower31/03/200916/03/20090%-8%
Scottish Power31/03/200927/022009-7.50% -3%
EDF Energy31/03/200913/02/20090%-8.80%

E.ON

31/03/200912/02/20090%-9%

sse

30/03/200906/02/2009-4% -9%
British Gas19/02/100922/01/2009-10% 0%
Scottish Power01/09/0829/08/0834.40% 9.40%
npower29/08/0829/08/0826% 14%

E.ON

22/08/200821/08/200826% 16%

sse

25/08/200821/08/200829% 19%
British Gas30/07/200830/07/200835% 9%
EDF Energy25/07/200825/07/200822% 17%

sse

01/04/200819/03/200815.80% 14.20%

E.ON

08/02/200807/02/200815% 9.70%
Scottish Power02/02/200801/02/200815% 14%
British Gas18/01/200818/01/200815% 15%
EDF Energy18/01/200815/01/200812.90% 7.90%
npower05/01/200804/01/200817.20%12.70%
EDF EnergyJun-07Yes-10.20% 0%
Scottish PowerJun-07Yes-16.50% -6%

sse

Apr-07Yes--5.50%
British GasApr-07Yes-3% -6%

E.ON

Apr-07Yes-16% -5%

sse

Apr-07Yes--5%

sse

Apr-07Yes--5%
swalecApr-07Yes--5%

sse

Mar-07Yes-12.80% -
British GasMar-07Yes-17% -11%
Green Energy UKMar-07Yes--3%

sse

Mar-07Yes-12% -

sse

Mar-07Yes-12% -
swalecMar-07Yes-12% -

sse

Jan-07Yes12.20% 9.40%

sse

Jan-07Yes12.20% 9.40%

sse

Jan-07Yes12.20% 9.40%
swalecJan-07Yes12.20% 9.40%
npowerOct-06Yes17.20% 9.90%
British GasSep-06Yes12.40% 9.40%

E.ON

Aug-06Yes18.40% 9.70%
EDF EnergyJul-06Yes19% 8%
London EnergyJul-06Yes19% 8%
Scottish PowerJul-06Yes17% 10%
Scottish PowerJul-06Yes17% 10%
SEEBOARD EnergyJul-06Yes19% 8%
SWEB EnergyJul-06Yes19% 8%

sse

May-06Yes16.20% 9.50%

sse

May-06Yes16.50% 9.40%

sse

May-06Yes16.50% 9.40%
swalecMay-06Yes16.50% 9.40%
Telecom plusMay-06Yes7.40% 9.70%
ecotricityEcotricityApr-06Yes-22.80%
good energyApr-06Yes-43.80%
npowerApr-06Yes15% 13.40%
British GasMar-06Yes22% 22%
Countrywide EnergyMar-06Yes-27.40% -

E.ON

Mar-06Yes24.40% 18.40%
EDF EnergyMar-06Yes14.70% 4.70%
Green Energy UKMar-06Yes-34.40%
London EnergyMar-06Yes14.70% 4.70%
Scottish PowerMar-06Yes15% 8%
Scottish PowerMar-06Yes15% 8%
SEEBOARD EnergyMar-06Yes14.70% 4.70%
SWEB EnergyMar-06Yes14.70% 4.70%
Telecom plusMar-06Yes10.50% 8.80%
Countrywide EnergyFeb-06Yes69.80% -
npowerJan-06Yes15% 12%

sse

Jan-06Yes13.90% 11.70%

sse

Jan-06Yes13.90% 11.70%
swalecJan-06Yes13.90% 11.70%
Lloyds TSBNov-05Yes39.70% 15.60%
EDF EnergyOct-05Yes15.50% 10.60%
Green Energy UKOct-05Yes-3.20%
London EnergyOct-05Yes15.50% 10.60%
SEEBOARD EnergyOct-05Yes15.50% 10.60%
SWEB EnergyOct-05Yes15.50% 10.60%
Telecom plusOct-05Yes27.80% 18.40%
British GasSep-05Yes14.20% 14.20%
Countrywide EnergySep-05Yes19.90% -
EBICoEBICoSep-05Yes-11.60%

E.ON

Jul-05Yes11.90% 7.20%
Scottish PowerJul-05Yes12% 7.80%
Scottish PowerJul-05Yes12% 7.80%
Green Energy UKJun-05Yes-4.90%
Countrywide EnergyMay-05Yes-11.20% -
Apr-05Yes-2%

sse

Apr-05Yes9.10% 6.20%
Scottish PowerApr-05Yes4.30% -
Scottish PowerApr-05Yes4.30% -

sse

Apr-05Yes9.10% 6.20%
swalecApr-05Yes9.10% 6.20%
Telecom plusFeb-05Yes5.10% 10.90%
EDF EnergyJan-05Yes8.10% 7.50%
London EnergyJan-05Yes8.10% 7.50%
SEEBOARD EnergyJan-05Yes8.10% 7.50%

What should you do?

If your energy supplier has recently put up prices it's a good idea that you run a comparison to see if you're still on the best deal.

If you're worried about future price rises you should consider 'fixed' plans, which guarantee your per kWh tariff charges for a fixed period of time.

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