As the cold weather bites, millions will cut back on heating, report states

13.2 million homeowners in the United Kingdom are planning to cut back and ration fuel consumption this winter, according to research from 1,300 households. 42% will delay turning on the heating, whilst 30% plan to put it on for far shorter periods. Other intentions include lowering thermostat settings, turning it off completely in unused rooms

Why energy customers have been advised to shop around

The period of fixed electric and gas tariffs implemented by a number of suppliers is about to end. It is important that if you have an agreement with any of the following suppliers that you check and re-negotiate tariffs, if you wish to avoid paying up to £317 a year more, in the worst case