Click Energy set to increase electricity prices for the second time in one month
Click Energy have announced it will be increasing electricity prices by 16% for customers on a variable rate tariff from 1 October 2021 and comes after a 9% rise earlier this month. This will see the typical bill paying and keypad (PAYG) meter customers needing to find up to an extra £100 per year.
Raymond Gormley, Head of Energy Policy at the Consumer Council, said: “This news will adversely impact all Click Energy customers already experiencing financial pressures on their household budget especially considering it is the second increase by the supplier in one month.
“Any consumers who are experiencing financial difficulty and are struggling with their energy bills should contact Click Energy to find out how they can help during this time.”
Raymond added: “The Consumer Council would encourage all consumers to shop around to ensure they are on the best energy deal. Click Energy have stated that there will be no exit fee applied to customers who switch supplier before 30 September 2021.
“To support consumers in the switching process, our website (www.consumercouncil.org.uk) has a free independent energy price comparison tool which empowers consumers to compare all electricity and gas tariffs across Northern Ireland in one place.”
The Consumer Council recognises that energy costs are one of the biggest household expenses. Their website has a number of free resources including Switch On: A Guide for Home Energy Users to help consumers be more energy efficient at home, get the best from their electricity or gas supply and save money.
Consumers can also get in touch with the Consumer Council for free independent advice by calling Freephone 0800 121 6022 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.