An independent Scottish energy supplier has launched its first local radio promotional campaign to offer consumers the opportunity to win their energy bills paid for a year.
The move by Clydebank-based Together Energy comes as the last of the Big Six UK energy providers fell into line with the rest and raised its gas and electricity fuel prices.
Energy giant E.On announced yesterday that its standard tariff prices will rise by an average of 4.8% for those customers who take both gas and electricity.
Customers will face an average annual price rise of £55 from 16 August 2018. Earlier this year, the company made changes to its bills which added £22 to its average standard variable tariff rate.
- SSE bills rose an average 6.78% or £76 a year
- British Gas bills went up by 5.5% or £60
- Scottish Power’s increase was 5.5% or £63 on average
- EDF raised electricity prices by 2.7% or £16 and;
- Npower’s 5.3% increase, an average of £64, came into effect at the weekend.
Meanwhile, the Together Energy campaign is part of its wider drive to highlight to consumers that switching energy provider during the summer months is the most cost-effective time to switch to another provider to make the most of annual tariffs.
Founded in 2016, Together Energy supplies cost effective electricity and gas to customers throughout the UK and is committed to recruiting people from Clydebank whenever possible.
In January the company saved the jobs of Newcastle business, Future Energy, whose staff faced redundancy as the business went into administration. Together Energy not only safeguarded the jobs but also provided the staff with a 20% pay increase.
20 Jun 2018