One in eight households could fall into fuel poverty if energy prices are increased this summer, according to an energy price comparison site. SwitchGasandElectric also claims half of Britons could be living in fuel poverty by the end of the year.
Research by the price comparison site found nearly 23 million households are already spending more than a tenth of their income on fuel with the figure set to rise by 7 million if energy prices are increased.
Sally Hill, Managing Director of the site is urging customers to get “switched on.”
“By simply using an accredited energy pricing comparison site and paying by direct debit, households can reduce their energy bills by up to 20 per cent – which for many is the equivalent of putting £250 back in the family kitty.”