Residents failing to open energy bills ‘could fall victim to price hikes’

Written by on June 5, 2018

SHOCKING figures show half of energy customers in the West Midlands are failing to open their bills, risking falling victim to gas and electricity price hikes.

‘Bill literacy’ shows even more residents are clueless about how much they are paying and it is believed customers could be saving almost £300 on their bills by switching.

The research was carried out by Carphone Warehouse which has a Green Collective Switch scheme that can help people change suppliers and save money in the process.

The statistics show 46 per cent of people are at risk of surprising energy hikes by failing to open their household bills, 61 per cent do not know the standard price of energy for their home, with fixed payments and bill confusion cited as the main reasons people do not read their bills.

They also illustrated that 41 per cent do not know exactly how much energy is used in their house each month. Carphone Warehouse says its ‘Green Collective Switch’ could see people save up to £296 on their energy bills.

For more information on how to join the Green Collective Switch, visit www.carphonewarehouse.com/energy/switch


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