'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.


'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.