BRITISH GAS has been attacked by the Government for an "unjustified" 5.5 percent, or £60 a year, rise in energy prices for loyal customers on default deals. However experts claim that there are ways to beat the energy bullies, Express.co.uk spoke to a number of industry experts to find out how.
According to research from Wiraya of over 2,000 residents last winter, the 54 percent majority of both vulnerable young and old age groups are prepared to layer up rather than turn the heating on in the face of price hikes.
The problem, according to Wiraya is that over a quarter of over 65s - 27 percent - are aware they are currently on a standard variable tariff, and 45 percent of people over 65 state they don’t know or can’t name a means of communication by which their energy provider informs them of their tariff options.
As a result, just 14 percent of customers over 65 say they are being advised on their energy bill by their provider.
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