Haven’t we been through this before?
Yes, we have, back in October 2013 when SSE became the first of the big six to increase prices, customers on their dual fuel tariff ended up paying £106 more, bringing the average bill to £1,380. British Gas, Npower and Scottish Power were quick to follow and subsequently announced their own price rises.
Of course, according to the energy companies there was good reason for the increase. A combination of rising wholesale prices, the increased cost of delivery networks and government levies were all to blame.