Pay As You Go price reviews
On 1 April 2017, Ofgem and the Competition Markets Authority introduced a new price review system for Pay As You Go energy tariffs.
That means that every six months, in April and October, there could be changes to Pay As You Go prices across the country. This won’t be forever – and the reviews should expire by the end of 2020 when the Smart meter rollout is complete.
In the meantime, Ofgem has just announced details regarding April’s prices and has calculated that the costs facing energy companies have increased by 5.6% (for dual fuel customers).
That’s because of increases in wholesale costs and the costs of complying with government policy on social and environmental schemes (the taxes imposed on energy companies to support government energy polices).
As a result, we’re increasing our PAYG prices on Sunday 1 April in line with Ofgem’s calculations.
PAYG gas prices will increase by 5% and PAYG electricity will increase by 6.4%.
The increase equates to about £1 a week for most customers.
You can find all the details you need about Ofgem’s price reviews, whether it will change, and how long it applies for on the Ofgem website here.
Last updated: 1 March 2018