EDF Energy is upping electricity prices by 2.7%, hitting about 1.3 million customers in the pocket.

The company said the rise would add about 16 a year to dual fuel households. Gas prices remain unchanged, it said.

As a result, typical dual-fuel customers will see their bill rise by 1.4%, or 16 a year, bringing the typical annual bill to 1,158 a year.

The move comes just two days after British Gas became the first of the so-called Big 6 energy providers to break ranks and increase tariffs.