So far, two big six suppliers have announced price rises for 2017. Make sure you're up-to-date with the latest gas and electricity prices rises and price cuts with uSwitch's easy guide
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2017 gas and electricity price changes
Both EDF Energy and npower have stated that they would raise prices for standard variable rate plans in 2017.
EDF's price rise of 8.4% for electricity customers and npower's 9.8% price rise for dual fuel customers both go into effect in March.
Also in March, British Gas, E.ON and SSE's price freezes are set to end, leading many believe more price rises are to come.
Meanwhile, many smaller suppliers including Octopus, Co-operative Energy, Bulb and Flow Energy, announced price rises ranging from 2.9% to 15%.
Recent price changes from big six suppliers
|Supplier||Date effective||Avg price change (%)|
|1 March 2017||1.2%|
|1 Feb 2016||5.1%|
|16 March 2016||5.1%|
|15 March 2016||5.4%|
|29 March 2016||5.3%|
|16 March 2017||9.8%|
*Based on a medium energy user on a standard dual fuel tariff, paying on receipt of bill, with bill sizes averaged across all regions.
What should I do?
Whether or not your energy supplier has recently put up prices, it's always a good idea to run an energy comparison to see if you're still on the best deal.