Sky-high energy bills

Energy companies are racking up the amount they charge and there is little customers can do, but we shouldn’t have to choose between heating or eating.

When autumn arrives and along with it the cold weather we'll all start getting bigger energy bills.

The government and energy companies say we should expect rising prices of up to £500 per person per year but with the economy stalling and most peoples' salaries being eaten away by rising inflation - this will be a real issue.

The number of people struggling to pay their bills has gone up 10% in the last year alone and one in ten pensioners have missed one of their three meals a day to deal with rising bills.

Energy companies are racking up the amount they charge and there is little customers can do but we shouldn’t have to choose between heating or eating.

If you're struggling to pay your bills contact your provider and if it doesn't give you a good offer then shop around for a better deal. It might also be a good idea to switch to a fixed deal so you know exactly what you're paying.

Also check if you're entitled to any benefits to help with costs.

Oil prices are rising and the energy companies say increases are inevitable but I think the government should be doing more to help us out by putting a cap on further hikes.



Your Comments

As one of the most readable emails, along with MSE, why can't you both get together and organise a boycott?

Get all your readers to change to one supplier and lets see how long the other suppliers keep their prices up.

Supply and demand and the customer is king.