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'Almost 4m households' in debt to energy provider

Almost four million households owe their energy supplier money, with most in debt to the tune of £128, a study has shown. A third of those in debt owe more than they did a year ago while 9% owe less, the poll from uSwitch found.

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Goverment 'doing everything' to keep energy bills down

The Government has said it is "doing everything within its power" to help keep energy bills down for families struggling with mounting debt.

A spokeswoman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change said:

The Government is doing everything within its power to help hard-pressed families keep their energy bills down.

In December we announced plans that will save customers around £50 on their energy bills, protecting support through the ECO scheme for vulnerable households, extending the scheme for an extra two years, and making an additional £450 million to make Britain's homes more energy-efficient.

– Spokeswoman for the Department of Energy and Climate Change

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