British Gas to raise energy prices from April

British Gas to raise energy prices from April
FILE PHOTO: A British Gas sign is seen at its offices in Staines in southern England, July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo   -  Copyright  Toby Melville(Reuters)
By Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Centrica’s British Gas will increase household energy bills from April in line with a national price cap that regulator Ofgem increased this month by 10 percent, the company said on Tuesday.

British Gas said on its website that its standard variable tariff for gas will rise by 10.4 percent and for electricity by 13.8 percent.

Ofgem had said that the cap on dual-fuel bills – both gas and electricity – would rise by 10.3 percent to £1,254 a year from April 1 for average energy use.

(Reporting by Sabina Zawadzki; Editing by David Goodman)

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