Chancellor George Osborne has said that the sluggish economy must be fixed so that people can afford to pay higher energy bills.
Speaking to ITV News' Political Editor Tom Bradby, he dismissed Labour's pledge to freeze energy prices as a "con trick" and a "gimmick".
Customers have used a pre-scheduled Q&A session on Twitter to vent their rage at British Gas' plans to hike average energy prices by 9.2%
British Gas may have regretted hosting an question and answer forum just hours after announcing an above-inflation price hike.
British Gas announced a price hike today, just a week after energy company SSE did the same. Here are a few tips to help you save money.