Many people may look to compare gas and electricity prices in order to get a better deal, as it has been revealed a large number of families are having difficulty paying their energy bills.
According to figures from Ofgem, nearly 1.8 million consumers were in the red during the second quarter of the year, with total debt in the UK hitting £560 million, the Daily Mirror reports.
However, the publication noted this includes only those householders who have made arrangements with their energy supplier to cover their arrears and does not count the many who may be suffering in silence.
A spokesman for the energy regulator said the number of people with high levels of debt - particularly for gas bills - is concerning.
He added: "The recession and high energy bills are continuing to have a significant impact."
Recently, data from Consumer Focus revealed a quarter of households in the UK are now in fuel poverty.
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