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Steve Hawkes, The Sun's Business Editor, has tweeted that energy provider npower is expected to follow British Gas and announce a hike in prices.
The energy minister Greg Barker and his Labour shadow Tom Greatrex have argued over Twitter about the issue of energy prices:
Energy minister Greg Barker has told Daybreak that 'there are no easy answers' to lowering gas prices.
British Gas managing director Phil Bentley has said rising costs that are largely outside the company's control but which make up most tariffs, were to blame for the announced 6 percent price hike.
British Gas, the country's biggest energy provider, has announced it will increase domestic gas and electricity tariffs by an average of 6% from November 16.
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The Chancellor has urged energy companies to reconsider their price hikes, in an interview with ITV News.
Households across Britain could be plunged into a "long, cold winter" after two major energy suppliers increased their prices today.