Scottish Power Ups Prices For Almost a Million Customers
- Latest energy company to put prices up
- A third of customers will have their bills rise
- 960,000 will see bills rise
- Can you beat the hike?
Energy company Scottish Power has said that it will increase standard variable domestic gas and energy prices from the 1st June this year.
About a third of customers will be affected, and will see prices rise by 5.5%- adding £63 to a typical annual dual fuel bill.
Neil Clitheroe, Scottish Power retail chief executive, said, “Unfortunately, our standard variable prices are increasing.
“This reflects rising wholesale energy costs and compulsory non-energy costs.
“We will be contacting all customers affected by the price change to give them the opportunity to move to a fixed price tariff alternative and avoid this increase.”
Victoria Arrington, from EnergyHelpline, said, “The energy price rise wave is full on at this point- the majority of the Big Sixe have now announced price rises happening within the coming weeks.
“This is the biggest price rise so far from a major supplier, a real whopper at 5.5% with 960,000 homes affected.”
Will you be affected?
If you are a Scottish Power customer on a standard variable dual fuel direct debit, then your bills will go up.
You will not be affected if you have a prepayment meter or are on a fixed tariff.
Can You Avoid It?
The best way to save money on bills is to switch to a different supplier or a cheaper plan.
You can knock hundreds off your bill a year, and get it at a fixed rate for summer too.
This means that your prices won’t fluctuate for the next few months.