Are you fed-up with constant energy price increases?
This month British Gas announced an inflation-busting 12.5% increase on their electricity prices, adding an average of £76 a year to customer’s bills.
It seems that energy companies only ever put prices up. All of the so-called Big 6 have announced price hikes this year and many others are following suit. Energy costs have become a huge part of household expenses and sadly, over 4 million people are living in fuel poverty across the UK.
The news is particularly hard to swallow as wholesale energy costs have actually come down over the last year, and it appears that many companies are looking to increase already-healthy profits at the expense of loyal customers.
The Conservative party’s manifesto promise of reform of the market and an energy price cap is off the table following pressure from big business lobbying, and the outlook for energy consumers does look bleak.
It’s not all doom and gloom however!
Family-run company Fischer Energy has this month announced a price-drop of up to 5% off their electricity rates.
It is fabulous news from the Leicester-based company that supply 100% renewable electricity, produced from offshore UK wind farms.
Founder, Keith Bastian told Silversurfers,
“We have managed to make some savings ourselves from efficient business practices, and we have always promised our customers that we would pass these savings on to them. The energy market is fundamentally unfair and we are determined to make a positive difference. Our prices will come down immediately in time for the people and their winter.”
Putting an end to estimated bills.
The company, which began supplying energy in January, has vowed to end unfair practice in the energy market. One of the biggest customer gripes is receiving constant estimated bills. It’s a strange practice not tolerated in any other industry, yet is commonplace with energy.
Fischer Energy make it easy for customers to submit monthly readings ensuring they only pay for the energy they consume. Even better, customers who submit at least ten-meter readings a year are in with a chance to win a brand new electric car worth over £25,000.
Save an extra 3%
While most suppliers are putting prices up, Fischer Energy has rewarded customer loyalty with an almost unheard of reduction in electricity rates. If you are a Silversurfers member, you can make even more savings by switching to Fischer. All cardholders will receive an additional 3% credit from their electricity bills for life. It really is worth considering a change. The switching process is quick and hassle-free and can really help towards lowering monthly outgoings.
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