Households fear rising energy bills

Research conducted by Opinium on behalf on uSwitch, has found that a third of Britons are already concerned about paying their energy bills this winter and more than half are struggling with their household finances.


Over half (55%) are already struggling to pay their household bills, but 29% of energy customers have never switched provider. Among those who have never switched, 33% said they did not think they would save much money, 19% thought all suppliers were the same and 17% found the switching process too complicated.


Instead of switching providers, more than half of consumers have previously turned down the thermostat (53%) or worn more layers (51%) to avoid putting on the heating, while 33% say they have not turned the heating on at all.


Read more about the research here