Electricity prices for households in the United Kingdom (UK) 2010-2019, semi-annually

Household electricity prices in the United Kingdom saw an overall increase, peaking at 22.1 euro cents per kWh in the second half of 2019. This was up from 21.22 euro cents in the first half of that year. On average, the UK pays some of the highest electricity prices in Europe.

Annual electricity bills

In 2018, the average annual domestic electricity bill for those with an electricity consumption of up to 3,800 kWh was 583 British pounds. In comparison, those with a consumption of 6,000 kWh paid 785 British pounds. Customers with a higher consumption level tended to pay notably less. Payment methods also affect electricity bills, with consumers who used prepayment paying the least.
In 1970, the overall expenditure on electricity by all end users in the UK amounted to 1.5 billion British pounds. This increased significantly in the following decades and amounted to nearly 38 billion pounds by 2018.

Electricity prices for households in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2010 to 2019, semi-annually

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2010 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Prices including all taxes, levies and VAT.
Band-DC (Medium): annual consumption between 2 500 and 5 000 kWh.
The published data are national average prices over a period over 6 months. Semester 1 prices are average prices between 1st January and 30th June of each year, semester 2 prices are average prices between 1st July and 31st December of each year.

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