How much do you pay for energy?

A majority of Brits still don’t know much they pay for energy. A new survey found only one in 10 people know exactly when their gas and electricity bill is […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

A majority of Brits still don’t know much they pay for energy.

A new survey found only one in 10 people know exactly when their gas and electricity bill is due.

It also revealed only a third of Brits are aware of the cost of their monthly energy bill (37%) compared to buying a TV licence (90%) and a monthly Netflix subscription (74%).

Two-thirds of UK adults however claimed to have a good idea of how much their energy bill will vary month-on-month.

When asked which household outgoings had surprised them most in the past, energy bills came out top, with a third of people failing to know how much they’d cost.

David Bird, E.ON’s Residential and Customer Operations Director said: “Not being able to anticipate how much routine household outgoings will cost can be frustrating and make it really difficult for people to manage their finances. As our research shows, many people are unaware of how much their energy actually costs.”

The Big Six supplier’s ‘Smart Pay As You Go’ allows customers to manage their energy use, spend and top-up their balance whenever they choose.