Although the recent price cut from British Gas may have appealed to people looking to switch energy companies, consumer body Which? has been more critical.
The organisation criticised British Gas for failing to reduce its electricity prices during the cold winter months and said the price drops will not help homeowners who were forced to heat their homes throughout the cold snap earlier this year.
Which? has advised consumers to look around for the best energy deals and to bear in mind that savings can be found by simply changing the method of bill payment to direct debit.
Reena Chityal, of Which? Switch, said: "Although we welcome the price cut [from British Gas], it's a case of too little too late as consumers have already seen their largest bills of the year over the particularly cold winter we've experienced."
British Gas was the first of the major energy companies to reduce its gas prices this year, but was the last to lower the cost of electricity.
The major energy companies blamed high wholesale costs from last summer for a series of price rises in 2008.
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