Many British Gas customers will find the possibility of a price rise really frightening.
Bill increases throw already stretched budgets into turmoil - with people forced to find more ways to scrimp and save.
But there are things that people can do to save money on their fuel bills.
The Chancellor has urged energy companies to reconsider their price hikes, in an interview with ITV News.
Households across Britain could be plunged into a "long, cold winter" after two major energy suppliers increased their prices today.
British Gas has confirmed they are putting their energy prices up for this winter by an average of six percent.