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MORE energy price hikes as npower announces rise of 10.4%

21st Oct 13 10:43 am

npower has become the third of the Big Six energy companies to announce price hikes during the past fortnight.

npower said it will increase electricity prices by 9.3% and gas by 11.1% from 1 December 2013, meaning its dual-fuel bill will increase by 10.4% overall.

The increases will take the average npower dual-fuel bill to a total of £1,459 a year, up by £137.

Less than two weeks ago energy firm SSE announced it would be raising prices by 8.2% from November 15.

It was swiftly followed by British Gas, which announced on Thursday it would raise prices by 9.2% (10.4% for electricity and 8.4% for gas) from November 23.

British Gas was subsequently struck by a social media disaster, after it launched a misguided Twitter campaign on the same day it announced the rises.

We had a bit of a #LOL at this in our piece When a British Gas Twitter campaign goes wrong: Funniest #AskBG tweets.

There have as yet been no winter price announcements from Scottish Power, E.ON or EDF Energy.

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