Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 20 April 2014

Shock over power bills

Confusion over the cost of heating and lighting a home is leaving consumers paying up to £180 more than they need to, a new report published today reveals.

Four out of five people who believe they are on the cheapest tariff are not, according to the research from independent energy supplier Co-operative Energy.

It shows dual fuel consumers who think they are on the cheapest tariff could save £180 a year, while those on the cheapest gas or electricity deal could save £107 a year. UK consumers thought their bill came to £945 last year. Government figures reveal that the average energy bill was £1,279.