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Issue 32

Highlights - August 2017

Busy period for tariff changes August saw a spike of 138 tariff changes or introductions, some 68 more than in July. Despite rising wholesale prices, there was no clear direction for increases or cuts across the market, with the exception of a few small suppliers (see below). Amongst SaMS the mix of increases and cuts saw a consolidation of many short-term fixed tariffs in the £875-£925/year range.

  • 13 suppliers decreased the price of their cheapest tariffs, with the largest decreases coming from E.ON UK and Affect Energy. They cut their cheapest tariffs by £80/year and £75/year respectively

  • Eight suppliers increased the price of their cheapest tariffs. The largest increase was from Sainsbury’s Energy, which removed its short-term fixed tariff priced at £970/year and launched a two-year tariff, Price Promise August 2019 tariff at £1,106/year (£137/year increase)

  • On 1 August British Gas ...

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