Millions of British families are seeing their money problems made worse by debts to energy suppliers, according to a recent study.
Figures compiled by uSwitch.com have shown that just over a quarter of all households in the UK are indebted to their energy supplier and the average amount of these arrears is £114.
This equates to around six million British consumers with energy-related debt management issues and with prices rising it is anticipated that these problems will be made worse for many thousands of families.
Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com, said: "This issue has to be tackled now before it snowballs further.
"Consumers have to take a more active role in managing energy bills – don’t just sit back and wait for your supplier to review your account."
Meanwhile, a recent report from Moneysupermarket.com suggested that millions of Britons are seeing their money problems made worse by inaccurate bills issued to them by service providers.