Wednesday, 6 April 2011

End of best energy deals lines up a problem for consumers

The average cost of the  cheapest energy bills is on the rise after several of the biggest  suppliers took their best deals off the market. The UK's main energy  suppliers withdrew a total of 14 deals last week, including some of  
their most competitive tariffs. In some cases, they were replaced by  products costing nearly £200 a year more.

In the  space of just six weeks, the cost of the average best-buy energy deal has jumped from £913 to £947. That would be higher again but for the  continued availability of the Websaver tariff from Scottish Gas, at an  average annual cost of £855, said Tom Lyon, energy expert with website

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