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PremierLeague-News.Com- MSE says people don't have long left to act if they want to avoid a sky high pay out
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Martin Lewis' website Money Saving Expert has shared a bleak warning to all bill-paying adults. The Money Saving Expert website says people need to brace themselves for yet another financial hit. The warning comes after experts predicted an even sharper rise to the energy price cap in October. Yesterday Energy consultant Cornwall Insight said the average gas and electricity bill in England, Wales and Scotland could reach as high as £3,615 by the new year - this is hundreds of pounds higher than previous predictions. Speaking to BBC Breakfast, the company said that the average bill could reach as high as £3,358 from October and £3,615 from January. Cornwall Insight's principle consultant, Craig Lowrey, told the programme: "However, while the rise in forecasts for October and January is a pressing concern, it is not only the level – but the duration – of the rises that makes these new forecasts so devastating,” he told the programme. READ MORE: Warning that energy bills could hit £3,615 this winter “Given the current level of the wholesale price, this level of household energy bills currently shows little sign of abating into 2024.” He added: "While the Government has pledged some support for October’s energy rise, our cap forecast has increased by over £500 since the funding was proposed, and the truth is the £400 pledged will only scratch the surface of this problem.” MoneySavingExpert has warned of the £3,358 increase, and has flagged some deals that are cheaper than the predicted October price cap. The consumer rights website explains that, on average, you’ll be paying 72% more over the next year than you do now, based on current predictions. MSE suggests you should consider fixing into an energy deal if you're offered a one-year fix at no more than 70% above your current price cap tariff. Those who “very strongly value budgeting certainty” might want to consider fixing at a slightly higher 75% above the price cap tariff.
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. “This isn't an exact science – do watch my video explainer from a couple of months ago if you want to understand more,” said Martin. Fixing below this point is still not a slam dunk, I can't promise I've got this right, there are too many unknowns… “This is my best-guess with the information I have at the moment.” The cheapest rates are normally “customer-only” deals which aren’t available on the open market - this means you won’t find details of them online. It is worth speaking to your energy provider to see what deals they have on offer right now - but keep in mind the best rates could be pulled quickly. MSE flagged the E.on Next: Next Online v17 one-year fix - which is only available to existing customers - as being 67% more than the current price cap (£3,297 a year). It said the cheapest open-market rate available right now is from Utility Warehouse - but you have to take out other products as well. This means it might not be worth it for all households, and it is harder to work out if you’d be better off as you need to factor in these costs and savings too. The Utility Warehouse "Green Fixed 33" one-year fix is on average 45% more than the price cap at £2,850 per year for typical use. To get access to this fix, you will need to take out broadband, SIM-only mobile contract or boiler and home cover with Warehouse. Read next: Major road closed due to burst water main - latest updates Manchester's abandoned and 'historic' hippodrome 'crying out to be restored' The new flats aimed at Gen Z with a cinema, gym and yoga studio "My dad always told me football wasn't for girls - this is what the Lionesses historic Euro win means to me" Investigation underway after eight people rescued from apartment block fire