More people could be struggling to pay their bills because they have not yet carried out an energy comparison to switch gas or electricity tariffs.
According to ThisisWiltshire.co.uk, elderly people could be at risk of getting into debt because they cannot afford to pay their domestic energy bills.
Karen Turner, money advice supervisor at The Advice Point, told the newspaper that older consumers can be pushed into debt by increasing fuel costs.
"Clients come just with gas and electricity arrears, especially if they are on small incomes," she explained.
"In the last two years as far as I'm concerned, there's been a huge increase in the number of people who are cutting back - and their heating especially - so that they cannot get into debt."
Meanwhile, EDF is the only one of the Big Six energy suppliers not to have announced a price hike this summer, with the other five implementing higher tariff costs in the last few weeks.
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