The energy supplier E.ON has become the latest to announce price increases, with a 15 per cent rise for gas and 9.7 per cent for electricity.
An average household subscribing to E.ON can now expect their dual fuel bill to increase from £913 to £1,063, although there will be a reduction of £32 for those paying their bills quickly.
Commenting on the increase, Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com, said: "Today's announcement will come as no surprise. E.ON has followed the rest of the market with an inflation busting price hike - a move that will shock few, but disappoint many, of its customers."
She added that this announcement may diminish the steps that E.ON has recently made to improve its customer service.
With Scottish and Southern Energy promising to keep its prices as they are until at least the end of March, she pointed out that consumers could save up to £325 by taking advantage of competing suppliers.
In related news, E.ON recently stated that diversity of energy supplies is vital to the UK's future needs, reports the Guardian.
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