Are energy prices forcing Christmas cutbacks?Which? takes to the streets to find out

06 December 2011

In the wake of big energy price rises, Which? is taking to the streets to find out how people are being affected, and persuading the government to act fast to make energy more affordable.

In the last six months, energy prices have gone up by almost 20% and the average energy bill is now £1,345 per year. This means that many people will be worried about paying their energy bill this winter. 

We are taking to the streets to find out exactly what affect this will have on people this Christmas.

Cutting back this Christmas

During the next three days, Which? will be visiting a number of locations to find out what you will be doing differently this Christmas as a result of energy price rises. We want to find out exactly what this means to you – so that we can take your concerns to the decision makers.

Pete Moorey, energy campaigns manager at Which?, said: 'The government says that it is determined to help people bring their energy bills down. As people continue to struggle this winter, we want to take their views direct to ministers and make sure that they really know what life is like for all energy customers as the cold nights draw in.'

Energy price rises and you

Let us know what affect energy price rises will have on you by submitting a comment online to The Christmas Cutback. To thank you for your help with our campaign, we'll enter you into our prize draw to win a £250 festive hamper from John Lewis.

Affordable Energy Campaign

Which? is campaigning for more affordable energy.

We're asking Chris Huhne to step in and tackle complicated energy tariffs so customers can see what they should be paying. A simple tariff system will also mean that low users - often the most vulnerable households - will not pay more per unit than high users, as they do at the moment.

More on this...

  • Help Which? campaign for more affordable energy for everyone
  • Check that you're on the cheapest energy deal with Which? Switch
  • See our top 10 tips on how to cut energy costs this winter