Energy Secretary Edward Davey called E.ON's price rises announcement "disappointing news".
Bur Mr Davey stressed:
This rise is ... lower than it would have been as a result of Government action to reduce the impact of price rises on consumers.
As part of their announcement today, E.ON have confirmed they will pass on these savings to their customers.
This does not let energy companies off the hook.
More top news
A report shows the UK's congested roads cost the economy £300 billion a year as councils call on extra funding to help tackle the problem.
Shouts of "we are not afraid" rang out across Barcelona as people gathered to pay tribute to those caught up in the deadly terror attacks.
Showers often confined to northwest Scotland - filtering further south at times.