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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has warned that energy companies risk "exhausting" public confidence if they keep raising bills.
Speaking on The Agenda with Tom Bradby, he said:
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Comedy writer Simon Blackwell and comedian David Schneider took to Twitter after npower announced it will increase the average customer's energy bill by 10.4%:
"Another day, another 10% price rise, and we've got a Prime Minister who's standing up for the energy companies, not hard-pressed families," said Labour leader Ed Miliband today.
"That's why we need Labour's price freeze."
He said Britain needs to "reform a broken market that is in the grip of the big six energy companies."
According to npower's figures, using Ofgem consumption statistics, bills will increase by the following numbers:
- Monthly direct debit: £139 per year (£2.66 per week)
- Receipt of bill: £139 (£2.66)
- Pay as you go: £133 (£2.56)
- Average: £137 (£2.63)
An npower statement explained:
Paul Massara, npower CEO, said:
Energy firm npower have announced an energy price increase of 10.4% from December 1st.