British Gas have announced they will be increasing their prices from the 18th of August and blamed the wholesale cost of gas.

British Gas customers will see their gas bills increase 18% and their electricity bills rise 16% on average.

Trustee of Debt Support Trust Stuart Carmichael said, “The continued rise of the cost of living is making it impossible for people to make ends meet. This will push people financially over the edge. People can check whether they can save money on their gas and electricity with Uswitch.

People who do decide to switch their energy with Uswitch will also receive a free enviroplug.