If you haven’t already heard, British Gas are set to increase their electricity prices by 12.5% from 15th September and it will affect 3.1 million customers.
The annual dual-fuel bill for a typical household on British Gas’s standard variable tariff will rise by 7.3%, meaning customers will typically pay £75 more per year for their gas and electricity.
But you don’t have to worry because, as always, Health Service Discounts have got your back!
How can I avoid price rises and save on my energy bills?
The NHS Energy Switch was born to help our members save as much money as possible on their energy and help them out in situations like this. We’ve already saved our members over £8.4 million on their energy so far. In this switch alone, we’ve collectively saved our members over £485,000.
We’ve just secured an exclusive tariff from a leading UK provider that could save you up to £285* on your energy bills. Our exclusive energy deal with SSE, which is currently the UK’s cheapest ‘Big Six’ tariff, allows you to fix your energy for 12 months, avoiding any price rises.
Remember, even if you’ve switched before you can save again by switching. And if your energy isn’t supplied by British Gas you can still make a fantastic saving.
Here’s a handy guide to help you make sense of it all:
What can I expect to save on my energy bill?
The following average values for a typical dual-fuel bill should give you an idea:
• Our exclusive, 1-year fixed deal from SSE=£870 a year (guaranteed no price rises for 12 months)
• Average ‘Big Six’ supplier standard variable tariff cost=£1,155
• In our NHS Energy Switch our members saved on average £285*.
These values are per year with payment by monthly direct debit.
What the internet is saying…
It’s completely understandable that the news of British Gas’ price hike didn’t go down to well on Twitter. Here are some of the most popular Tweets:
#Britishgas 12.5% price hikes guarantees this winter many will have to choose between heating or eating.
— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) August 1, 2017
Am I missing something? Didnt the Tory manifesto promise an energy price cap/freeze? #britishgas
— Chris Bryant (@RhonddaBryant) August 1, 2017
— Neil Price (@NPrice1987) August 1, 2017
#BritishGas now about to fleece the customer. Nationalise all these robbing energy companies.
— Stephen Jones (@canonstevejones) August 1, 2017
It is very regrettable that I have to put gas prices up by 12.5% said the guy who had a 40% pay rise and £4m bonus last year. #britishgas
— David Bates (@D_J_Bates) August 1, 2017
I’d recommend anyone still with #BritishGas to switch supplier ASAP. 12.5% elec price hike is all about shareholders, not customers.
— I Am Nothing (@AKA_Porlek) August 1, 2017
Find out exactly how much you could save and switch your energy today in the NHS Energy Switch.
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