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Electric Ireland is latest utility to cut domestic tariffs

Electric Ireland will cut household bills by 4.1 per cent from August

ELECTRIC Ireland has become the latest utility to confirm a price cut for its residential customers, with a 4.1 per cent reduction in tariffs from August 1 meaning an average annual saving of £24.

The company's Northern Ireland residential manager Clare McAllister said: “This announcement reflects our commitment to giving our growing numbers of customers in Northern Ireland the best possible value.

“We are pleased to support them with this reduction, particularly at this challenging time for families.”

Electric Ireland's decision means all but one of the main suppliers in the north have confirmed price decreases from the autumn.

The Consumer Council welcomed the move, and is encouraging householders to shop around for the best energy deal or to speak to their supplier about available discounts.

Its head of energy Paulino Garcia said: “Even if you want to stay with your current supplier, it's always worth contacting them to see if they have a better deal, as significant savings can be found.”

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