Average bills are set to rise to almost £1,300 a year for cheap energy customers now that all of the Big Six energy suppliers have hiked their prices.
EDF became the last of the major companies to announce an increase, which will see the cost of gas and electricity supplies rise by 15.4 per cent and 4.5 per cent respectively from November 10th.
Mike O'Connor, chief executive of Consumer Focus, explained that while the news is not unexpected, it will mean more customers making tough decisions over the colder months to make sure they can heat their home.
"The fact that EDF Energy has made smaller and later hikes than other suppliers is welcome, but it won't soften the blow on those who are struggling on tight household budgets," he pointed out.
However, he welcomed the energy supplier's willingness to address the negative perception of the energy industry held by consumers, politicians and regulators.
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