Energy Prices for households to rise this month

Around 15m households will see their energy bills increase by £117 a year from April after the regulator Ofgem said it was lifting two price caps because of rising wholesale costs.

Ofgem also announced a rise of £106 a year to £1,242 for a further 4m households on prepayment meters, who are typically more vulnerable customers.

Now is a really good time to compare costs and switch. Helen at CCB, who delivers the CCB Family Home Energy Education and Advice Project, recommends using Citizens Advice Energy Comparison tool as it shows the whole market. Other switching sites only show those companies they have commission deals with. See

For more information on all aspects of reducing home energy cost see CCB’s energy advice web-page at

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