Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has announced its second price increase of the year.

An increase in the cost of wholesale energy has caused the industry watchdog Ofgem to increase the maximum amount that an energy provider can charge a vulnerable customer by £47 per year.

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As of this year, domestic energy bills in the UK have been steadily falling for a decade, with the average falling by a further £6 over the past 12 months.

British Gas owners Centrica recently announced that they had lost an astonishing 340,000 accounts in the first 6 months of this year after announcing a price increase that would affect 4 million homes across the country.

Embattled energy firm Iresa has folded, amid record customer service complaints and Ofgem censure.

The £11 billion smart meter roll out will save consumers just £11 per year on their energy bills, a report from a parliamentary group has claimed.

An energy price cap will be active by December after its bill, the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act 2018, gained Parliamentary approval.

Co-operative Energy has announced a 5.2% price increase for 128,000 households on its Green Pioneer standard tariff.

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