Energy comparison customers might want to switch energy suppliers after British Gas' price hike was described as "another bitter blow".
Unison's head of business and environment, Mike Jeram, commented on the announcement that the energy supplier was raising its gas prices by 18 per cent and its electricity costs by 16 per cent by calling for an urgent review of the energy market.
"Low paid workers across the country are already struggling to put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads with rising inflation adding to household bills," he pointed out.
"The government needs to get a grip and make sure the country invests urgently in renewable energy to become more self-sufficient."
Meanwhile, director of energyhelpline.com Mark Todd has urged consumers to compare energy online and, if possible, switch to a fixed-rate deal that keeps prices constant for three years.
This could save upwards of £600 between now and 2014, he said.
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