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.
Here we go: Npower to up gas/elec bills this afternoon. And im hearing higher than 6pc..
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.
British Gas has confirmed they are putting their energy prices up for this winter by an average of six percent.