British Gas price hikes pushes energy switching to record high



The acceleration in switching will bolster expectations of record customer losses for energy’s “Big Six” this year.

British Gas increased electricity prices for 3m customers on its standard variable tariff, raising energy bills for the typical dual-fuel customer by £76 to £1,120 per year.

Peter Earl, from comparethemarket.com, said the British Gas price rise was “clearly the final straw for many”.



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