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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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'One quarter of households' in debt ignore bills

A quarter of households in debt to their energy provider are choosing to "turn a blind eye" to their mounting bills in the hopes the bill will decrease in time.

According to a uSwitch survey carried out by YouGov:

  • A further 21% intend to pay off their debt with a lump sum.
  • Some 43% said they would increase their direct debit.
  • Worry over mounting debt also lead as many as one in 10 customers to seek a repayment plan with their energy supplier.

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