Energy price rises will push more into fuel poverty

"We already see cases of self-rationing and self-disconnection where people on low incomes who can’t afford rapidly rising gas and electricity bills decide their only option is to go without the heating they need.
 
"All fuel suppliers need to make it very clear to customers why it is necessary to raise prices by so much now. It’s also vital that they always treat vulnerable customers and those in financial difficulties sympathetically and fairly.

"We would urge anyone already in debt or worried about how they will pay their bill to get advice from their local CAB.  We can help you make sure that you’re on the cheapest deal that your supplier provides, look at whether you would be better off switching suppliers, and advise on the help available for making your home more energy efficient."

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