Consumers urged to go online to reduce energy debt

According to, nearly £200 can be wiped out from energy bills by switching to an online tariff as part of a debt management plan.

Paul Schofield, head of utilities at the price comparison website, said: “Energy companies used the summer months to increase their prices in the hope they wouldn’t face as much flak from the media and public.

“With this in mind, people with internet access should consider switching to an online tariff. When compared to standard tariffs, our research shows that online deals are particularly competitive and the potential to save almost £200 per year should not be overlooked.”

He added that being online also made debt management easier as finances can be tracked easily and dealt with.

Otherwise, Mr Schofield warns that people will be hurt even more by the summer price rises in which 14 hikes were implemented by the six main energy suppliers.


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