Expert bemoans dual fuel provider's price hikes

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A consumer chief claims Britons will find it difficult to cope with the price hikes imposed by one leading dual fuel provider.

Richard Hall, energy expert at Consumer Focus, says E.ON's decision to increase its electricity tariffs by nine per cent and raise its gas prices by three per cent is a kick in the teeth for households.

He notes many will not be surprised by the company following in some of its rival's footsteps, but are likely to be disappointed nonetheless.

And Mr Hall admits trust in the home power sector is rapidly declining, stating: "With high prices, a complex market and consumers being asked to pay billions of pounds to improve our energy supply, it is essential that confidence in energy prices is improved."

Sarah Lonsdale, writing this week for the Daily Telegraph, urged people to become more energy efficient, noting £1 of every £4 spent on fuel is wasted.

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