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Will pre-payment meter prices rise?

Customers who use a pre-payment meter will see their bills rise along with consumers who have a credit meter.

The average prepayment energy bill will increase by around 14% to £1,309 per year from October 1, according to

Experts have warned against rushing to top up your meter ahead of the rise.

There’s no need to stockpile, especially if doing so will stretch your finances too far.

Justina Miltienyte, energy policy expert at, said: “Prepayment customers are protected by the prepayment price cap. 

“This cap will rise to £1,309 on 1 October but it will then stay at the same level until at least 1 April next year.

“There is no need to top up a lot right now, especially if that puts you into financial difficulty.” 


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