Unlucky for some? 13 energy tariffs end on NYE

When you count down the start of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, you could also be counting down the end of your electricity tariff – and being bumped onto a […]

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By Vicky Ellis

When you count down the start of 2015 on New Year’s Eve, you could also be counting down the end of your electricity tariff – and being bumped onto a higher one.

There are 13 fixed energy tariffs which expire on 31 December, from EDF Energy, M&S Energy, Npower, SSE, ScottishPower and iSupplyEnergy.

Experts say this could mean some people end up paying nearly 8% more than if they switched to a better deal.

Customers living in the Eastern distribution area – which includes East Anglia and Greater London – who are on ScottishPower’s Online Fixed Price Energy December 2014 tariff, can expect to be walloped with the biggest bill increase of £144.93, when they are moved onto the energy firm’s £1,177.32 standard tariff.

Jeremy Cryer, energy spokesperson for Gocompare.com advised people to start looking for a better deal “immediately”.

He said: “There are lots of good deals to be had right now and they are certainly a far better option than any supplier’s standard tariff. In fact, there are nine sub-£1,000 a year dual fuel tariffs available at the moment.”