Millions of people in the UK may consider performing an energy comparison in order to get cheap gas and electricity, as fuel poverty is set to be a widespread problem this winter.
This is according to research from Energyhelpline.com, which found rising prices will lead to 8.3 million households in the country being forced to spend more than ten per cent of their income on warmth and power this year.
This means only those families that earn more than £30,000 a year will be able to avoid entering fuel poverty.
Director of Energyhelpline.com Mark Todd said: "The stark reality is that there is a real crisis looming in millions of homes and this could be the worst Christmas for many in a generation."
He warned it is vital the government acts to alleviate the problem and the summit with energy suppliers taking place today (October 17th) must lead to immediate measures being taken.
Meanwhile, David Cameron and energy secretary Chris Huhne have written in a piece for MoneySavingExpert.com they are determined to ensure that all necessary steps are taken to help people lower their energy bills.
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