Usually when energy bills go up, the best advice is to shop around for a better deal. Unfortunately, better deals are simply not currently available.
Another important thing to be aware of is that some energy firms may try to promote “fixed deals” and say it will save you money in the long run but for most people, this isn’t currently the case.
The market has failed to deliver affordable or secure energy. A decade of calling for more competition and telling consumers to switch has failed. Now households are facing a cost-of-living crisis.
Rising gas prices don’t need to trigger a crisis. But the failure to invest in infrastructure to wean ourselves off global gas markets.
We need urgent action now. But most of all we need a coherent energy policy with investment in the infrastructure we need to reach Net Zero, that delivers energy to people and businesses.