Study suggests widespread consumer worry about rising energy prices

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Recent research has suggested that around a third of consumers feel that energy prices are too high, according to an article published by Which?.

The revelation comes as no real surprise following a period that has seen all of the "big six" energy suppliers - a group consisting of British Gas, E.ON, EDF Energy, Scottish Energy, Npower and Scottish and Southern Energy - increase their prices - with gas prices rising by between 15 per cent and 19 per cent, whilst electricity prices have increased by between 5 per cent and 16 per cent.

Which?'s study found that of the 1,298 people they surveyed, around 89 per cent stated that energy bill concerned them.

Meanwhile another study found that 77 per cent of consumers would, once the price of energy bills reach £1,500 per year, choose to ration their energy usage.

Around 59 per cent responded by stating that they would go without adequate heating, whilst a further 36 per cent admitted that, should prices hit the "affordability ceiling," they would be forced to go without heating completely.

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