Consumers urged to put energy into checking their electricity deal

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With Electric Ireland’s 7.2% tariff increase announced today, The Consumer Council is urging you to check if there is a better energy deal to help you save money.

This is the third electricity supplier to increase their tariff this autumn which means nine out of ten households in Northern Ireland have now received notice of a price increase, but only one in three consumers have switched supplier in the last three years.

This latest tariff increase, which comes into effect on 1 February 2018, will see a typical Electric Ireland consumer’s bill rise from £448 to £480. This will be an increase of £32 per year. 

Richard Williams, Head of Energy at The Consumer Council, said: “Clearly this is more unwelcome news for Northern Ireland consumers, especially given that two other providers have increased their tariffs recently.

Richard continued, “Next week is Energy Saving Week, and our team will be at various shopping centres around Northern Ireland to speak with consumers and provide advice on switching and the savings that can be made. So I would encourage you to come and see us if you can, or use our simple online energy price comparison tool. This makes it easy to compare prices and explains the switching process.


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