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householders may face gas and electricity price rises of up to 30%
in the next fortnight because a number of cheap energy deals are
coming to an end.
Eight popular tariffs from British Gas, E.On, EDF
Energy and Scottish Power that consumers signed up to in the past
18 months are due to expire. People on these deals will be put on
the standard tariff provided by their energy supplier. This could
mean bill increases of up to £266 a year.
Quoted in The Guardian, Joe Malinowski of the comparison website TheEnergyShop.com
(link opens in a new window) said: "The next month will
see a lot of very cheap legacy tariffs coming to an end," Joe
Malinowski of TheEnergyShop said. "We are advising that people now
go for a fixed-price energy deal as – with across the board price
increases expected shortly – a variable deal exposes you to higher
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