Elderly customers might be inclined to compare energy deals and switch gas tariffs in light of comments made by a pensioners' group.
The Courier reported that Dundee Pensioners Forum has warned OAPs could be hit hard this winter if energy suppliers raise their prices once again.
Jim McAulay, chair of the group, said the situation could get so bad for some elderly people that they will have to choose between eating and heating their homes.
The representative told the newspaper that the government should take action to ensure pensioners on low incomes are protected against high energy bills.
"When the price of energy goes up, [energy suppliers] put their prices up very quickly. However, when the prices go down they are very slow to reduce theirs," Mr McAulay added.
Meanwhile, British Gas parent company Centrica warned that wholesale prices are around a quarter more than they were last year, meaning customers who have yet to switch energy supplier could be hit with another price hike.
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