Customers rushing to switch to EDF as price hikes are revealed25th October 2013
As each energy supplier reveals it is to lift its prices ahead of the expensive winter period, many customers are choosing to take their money elsewhere and move to cheaper firms.
A report from the Daily Telegraph revealed that 500,000 calls have been made to the telesales team at EDF Energy, and there were 700 people in the telephone queue on Wednesday morning.
The company revealed that last week 80,000 new accounts were opened, which is the best in the country's history.
One of the popular accounts is the fixed-price Blue+Price Freeeeze, which will keep prices the same until March 2017.
This news comes just after Scottish Power revealed its price increases of 8.5 per cent for gas and nine per cent for electricity.
The Citizens Advice Bureau has been receiving thousands of calls from concerned consumers looking to keep costs down on their utility bills.
"Barely a day goes by without the bad news of another energy price increase. Price rises, just as temperatures start to drop, means people will see their bills this winter soar. Households are finding it really difficult to cope with the increases in cost of living," said the organisation's chief executive Gillian Guy.
Posted by Oliver Tadd