SARAH CHAMPION MP CALLS FOR URGENT ACTION ON ENERGY BILLS

HOMES and families in Rotherham are being overcharged by the Big Six by more than 18 million a year, Sarah Champion MP warned today. The new figures, calculated by independent energy supplier First Utility, show that the majority of people in Rotherham are sitting on the most expensive energy tariffs in the marketplace, costing them up to an extra 327 every year.

This is despite Government rules, introduced in 2012, which mandated the Big Six should tell their customers if cheaper deals exist - a requirement some big suppliers are deliberately circumventing. Across Yorkshire, hardworking families are losing up to 355 million a year.

Sarah urged households to switch energy supplier before winter begins.

She said:

With half-term just a few weeks away and Christmas coming up fast, every extra penny matters. Switching energy supplier only takes a few minutes; the Government guarantees you can switch in 21 days or less with no double-billing, and hard-working families could stand to save hundreds of pounds a year.

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