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British Gas will slap higher prices on six million British households, the accidentally published information reveals.

The statement, which was uploaded to British Gas’ website yesterday at midday, and has since been removed, read: "why we are having to raise electricity prices - our first increase since November 2013”, according to the Telegraph.

The paper also claims the words “blah blah” appeared below - as if the post had yet to be finished. 

Mr Hodges said, according to the Metro: “Since our last price rise in November 2013, some costs have risen steadily — among them Government policies to subsidise renewable energy, social levies, delivery to customers’ homes, and the nationwide smart metering programme. In that time, overall electricity costs have increased by 16 per cent.”

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In February it was announced that British Gas were freezing their energy prices until August, and now it seems the firm is planning to act on that deadline.

British Gas made the revelation as there was news that the other big six firms would hike their tariffs by 10 per cent.

Now it seems British Gas will join the companies in raising its prices, after a brief period of six months.

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