More energy customers could decide to switch gas and electricity providers in light of recent price hikes.
The Fuel Poverty Advisory Group believes more people are finding it difficult to afford their energy bills, particularly in light of government figures showing the number of households in fuel poverty in the UK increased by one million between 2008 and 2009 to 5.5 million.
Derek Lickorish, chair of the group, commented: "Despite such welcome initiatives as the Warm Homes Discount and the potential for the Green Deal, the scale of the fuel poverty challenge dwarfs the assistance that is likely to be available."
He noted that domestic energy users are likely to have to shell out more on top of their bills for schemes such as the carbon floor price.
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