Why energy prices could rise this winter, despite energy debt reaching a record £2.6bn

Millions of UK households are in fuel poverty
Millions of UK households are in fuel poverty and even more could be plunged further into debt as the energy price cap increases (Image credit: Getty Images)

Britain's energy regulator may increase its price cap on energy bills to reduce the risk of suppliers going bust as customer energy debt spirals.

Ofgem’s proposal drew condemnation from consumer campaigners as UK households struggle to afford energy price rises.

Sam Webb

Sam is based in Coventry and has been a news reporter for nearly 20 years. His work has featured in the Mirror, The Sun, MailOnline, the Independent, and news outlets throughout the world.  As a copywriter, he has written for clients as diverse as Saint-Gobain, Michelin, Halfords Autocentre, Great British Heating, and Irwin Industrial Tools. During the pandemic, he converted a van into a mini-camper and is currently planning to convert his shed into an office and Star Wars shrine.