This Thursday, 31st March, is being dubbed ” National Meter Reading Day ” and GoCompare Energy is encouraging all bill payers to take a meter reading before the new energy prices come into force on April 1st, which will see some households paying 54% more for their energy bills.
In February this year, Ofgem increased the energy Price Cap by £693. This increase will come into force on 1st April 2022, meaning that many households across the UK will see a 54% jump in the cost of their gas and electricity.
This is a record increase and means a typical bill payer using a direct debit could pay £1,971 for their gas and electricity, while homes on a pre-payment meter will have to fork out an average of £2,017 a year.
A guide to reading an energy meter has been created by Citizens Advice and is available by clicking this link.