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British Gas price hikes – what should consumers do about it?

Posted on Thursday 14 July 2011

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The UK’s largest energy supplier – British Gas, has announced that prices will go up from the 18th August for both gas and electricity. As usual, there will be widespread disapproval when looked at in the context of the huge profits made by BG and just about all the major UK suppliers (or their foreign owners).

That said, suppliers do face more pressure than almost at any stage in their histories to squeeze more out of their customer bases. Covering the cost of rising wholesale prices, investment programmes and renewable obligations imposed by government has an inevitable impact on bills. We are going to have to accept that this is a pattern likely to continue for years to come.

As customers now rush to find themselves a better deal however, it can perhaps be seen as a case of locking the stable door after the horse has bolted. We are all guilty of it, but by waiting until suppliers prices go up to find a cheaper deal, often the most competitive offers in the market will be missed in the interim. We all need to be more pro-active all year round; sourcing the best deals as they become available, not waiting to be prompted by suppliers into action!

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