Gas price rise to hit young couples, pensioners most
Saturday 12th January 2013, 3:00PM GMT.
GAS prices will rise by 3% on 23 January.
The company said the hike was needed because of global increases in the price of natural gas and LPG.
There will be no increase for customers who pay by a set standing order.
This month’s rise takes the standard unit price to 12.40p per unit, up from 12.04p per unit.
An average bill will rise by 7.9p per day.
Age Concern vice-chairman Roy Trustum thought pensioners and young couples would be affected the most by the increase.