British Gas: Raising energy prices a 'difficult decision'

British Gas have said raising energy prices was a "difficult decision" but necessary due to the increasing cost of buying energy in global markets.

The energy giant said they recognised energy bill were a "real worry for hard-pressed households".

A statement read:

Today’s announcement, which will add about £2 a week to the average dual fuel bill, reflects the increasing cost of: buying energy in global markets, delivering gas and electricity to the home, and the Government’s social and environmental programmes, which are paid for through customers’ bills.

Read: British Gas announce energy price rise

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British Gas prices up 9.2%

Energy giant British Gas said electricity and gas prices will rise by 10.4% and 8.4% respectively from November 23.