Consumers worried about energy prices
A growing proportion of consumers are worried about the amount they are spending on energy, a new survey has found.
Some 56 per cent of those polled by Which? in September last year flagged up energy prices as a concern.
However, the consumer group's latest survey shows that 64 per cent of people now consider this a worry.
Which? has therefore insisted that there are steps people can take in order to reduce their bills, such as switching to less expensive tariffs.
Alex Neill, managing director of Which? Home & Legal Services, commented: "Customers with the ‘Big Six’ could be saving up to £330 a year by moving to the cheapest dual fuel deal on the market this winter."
Households could also support this by investing in energy efficient improvements to their homes, such as loft and cavity wall insulation.
Which? went on to note that consumers are becoming increasingly distrustful of the energy sector, with 35 per cent now lacking faith in their providers.
The organisation has therefore urged the industry to outline what steps they are taking to help people on the most expensive deals onto better tariffs.
"More needs to be done to move people onto better deals," Mr Neill said.
"With price hikes due later this year, temporary fixes from suppliers are just not enough to help people stuck on the most expensive deals."
Mr Neill added that by being proactive on this issue, energy companies would be less likely to see the government stepping in and intervening.