Bills rise for 8m British Gas customers

British Gas’ price rise will effect almost 8 million customers today, forcing them to pay an extra £131 a year for their energy. We list the cheapest deals for those who want to switch.

Millions will begin paying nearly 10pc more for the energy they use from today, just as winter begins to bite.

British Gas, Britain’s largest energy supplier, will put in place a 9.2pc increase that was announced last month, resulting in the average household having to fork out an extra £131 a year for gas and electricity.

Price comparison site, uSwitch.com, said the price rise will affect almost eight million customers.
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