April 1, 2016
The average annual household energy bill fell by £46 in 2015 according to new figures released by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).
Based on OFGEM's "typical domestic consumption" household annual usage of 3,100 kWh electricity and 12,500 kWh for gas, the average combined bill dropped to £1,298. This is a 3.5% reduction from 2014.
The average gas bill fell by 5.1%. Going from £752 to £714. However, the average electricity bill fell just £8 (1.4%) from £592 to £584.
The number of households switching their energy supply rose in 2015. The total number of gas switches went up by 18.7% (to roughly 2.7 million) and the total number of electricity switches by 11.1% to around 3.4 million.
Since the beginning of 2016 all of the "Big 6" have dropped their gas prices between a tiny 5-5.4%.
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Posted on April 1, 2016 at 02:06 PM