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EDF customers in France pay HALF as much for their energy as British households shell out

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 12/08/2022 Daily Mail Reporter

British customers of energy company EDF are paying more than twice as much as their French counterparts.

Britons with the French energy giant have had their bills capped at £1,971 by regulator Ofgem.

Yet French customers on regulated tariffs are facing costs of just €950 (£804), the Daily Telegraph reported.

British customers of energy company EDF are paying more than twice as much as their French counterparts © Provided by Daily Mail British customers of energy company EDF are paying more than twice as much as their French counterparts It comes after president Emmanuel Macron imposed strict caps on price increases amid the cost of living crisis © Provided by Daily Mail It comes after president Emmanuel Macron imposed strict caps on price increases amid the cost of living crisis

It comes after president Emmanuel Macron imposed strict caps on price increases amid the cost of living crisis.

He told EDF, which is largely owned by the state, that it can increase bills by only 4 per cent – meaning French customers could end up facing costs of €988 (£836).

The French government has also forced the firm to sell electricity generated by its nuclear reactors to rival suppliers to maintain low prices.

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