Brits face ‘inflated’ energy bills

The average consumer has not had their household energy bills cut in line with the money being saved by suppliers as a result of wholesale price reductions, the website asserts.

And while debt management concerns continue to rise nationwide, Brits are being short-changed to the tune of close to £200 per year by their household energy providers, the recent research suggests.

“It’s not unreasonable to expect some generous reductions now that wholesale costs have fallen,” said Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com.

“Instead, suppliers are handing back a derisory £78 and are using smoke and mirrors to obscure the fact that they are still pocketing an extra £200 per household.”

Figures from Credit Action demonstrate that the average British household debt management problem worsens by around £13 each day.

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