Pensioners who are struggled to pay their bills in the winter months could compare energy tariffs and switch over instead of worrying about their finances.
Research from Age UK found this week that elderly people are being hit hard by the rising cost of living, with nearly half just 'getting by' on their income, while one in ten say they're finding it difficult to keep up with their outgoings.
Some 1.8 million pensioners are living in poverty, which could mean they spend ten per cent or more of their household income on keeping their homes warm in the winter, putting them in danger of becoming ill if they can no longer afford to pay their utilities bills.
And even more shockingly, the survey of over 1,200 over-60s also revealed that nearly one in five pensioners had cut back on their heating over the winter months in order to make ends meet. This is particularly worrying in the face of the extra 25,000 older people dying during the winter months in recent years.
Instead, logging onto an energy comparison site could help as it will find the cheapest energy deal available.
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