According to whatprice.co.uk, the average electricity bill for a semi detached house in the UK is £825 and the average gas bill is £762. The energy watchdog Ofgem has suggested that households could save over £100 per year by switching gas and electricity supplier.
Karl Elliott, marketing director at Engage Mutual, said: "Almost six in ten adults admit their financial situation has significantly worsened over the past 18 months. And whilst it might be possible to budget for everyday spending and the usual bills and Direct Debits, it is the unexpected costs which people find hard to cope with."
A recent survey from the Co operative Bank revealed that UK homeowners are investing more money in energy efficient technology in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and cut their gas and electricity bills.
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