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Second shock EDF Energy price hike - comments

By Martin Lewis

12 April 2017


Cutting your costs, fighting your corner


For immediate release 12 April 2017


On the news that EDF has announced a second standard variable tariff price hike in June 2017, Archna Luthra, head of energy at, said:


“EDF has hit millions with a second shock price hike. If you haven’t compared and switched already see this as a final red alarm bell to take action – what are you waiting for?


“After this price rise, an EDF customer will typically be paying £1,160 a year – our shows the cheapest tariff on the market would cost £842 for exactly the same, and all the cheap deals are one-year fixes, so you’re guaranteed no price hikes.


“The best thing for everyone to do is a five-minute whole-of-market comparison, but if you really don’t want to do that, ring your provider and ask to be put on its cheapest deal. One phone call could save hundreds.”


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