MSE News: Npower to raise energy prices

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"Npower has announced a jump in its energy prices, making it the 5th of the big six to do so ..."
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Npower to raise energy prices


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  • NAP6W
    NAP6W Posts: 20 Forumite
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    Hahahahaha - Go fix6 a few weeks ago. Gambled correctly with Martins advice - Cheers Martin!!
  • robrymond
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    Could have been higher I guess
  • laptop80
    laptop80 Posts: 203 Forumite
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    Although still a massive and unwelcome increase, it's not as bad as I expected to be honest - not as steep as British Gas, eOn, Scottish Power et al.
  • Dustykitten
    Dustykitten Posts: 16,503 Forumite
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    baaaaa baaaaaaaaaaaaaa
    The birds of sadness may fly overhead but don't let them nest in your hair
  • MillicentBystander
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    As has been proven with other energy company 'average' increases, don't judge it until you have seen exactly what %tage it affects you by ;)
  • meggsy
    meggsy Posts: 741 Forumite
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    I'm already on my way to Cooperative Energy, free of the devious npower at the end of the month :D
  • chanz4
    chanz4 Posts: 10,906 Forumite
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    What you have to look at is what they have rissen from, not just their percentage for example. spow go up say from 1.00 a unit, up 20% = 1.20, then npower 1.50 a unit, up 5% = 1.57
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  • VT82
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    I'm going onto Eon's standard tariff at the end of August and have been waiting for the field to level before switching. With just one to go, I'm tempted to sort it out now. Quick question though - as British Gas were the first to hike, and all the others that have announced seem to have followed one month after each other, does that suggest it's the same order they will start to lower their prices once the reduction in wholesale costs filters through? In which case, I should slightly favour British Gas and Scottish and Southern or whatever it's called?
  • Zaksmummy
    Zaksmummy Posts: 78 Forumite
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    :D No change for us for now as on Sign online 22, phew.
  • Rose_Crow
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    We're also on Sign Online 22, can anyone satisfy my curiosity and explain how we managed to escape the rise? I realise that Sign Online isn't a fixed or capped deal, and the T&C's say that prices may rise during the 12 month contract.
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