Martin Lewis issues urgent warning to households with direct debit energy bills

Martin Lewis has issued a warning that many households with direct debit energy bills could be being mistreated by energy companies. 

Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, money saving expert Martin Lewis reported that energy regulator Ofgem has ordered energy firms to improve how they set direct debits. He explained that while direct debit will have gone up following the energy price cap increase, 8 per cent of people have seen their energy bill direct debits more than double since April.

‘One of the biggest questions that we get in this slot is that people are very upset and angry that their direct debit energy bills has been put up by way more than the price cap. In some cases more than double,’ Martin told presenters Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary.

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Martin Lewis has been working on a campaign to address the issue. Five minutes before going on This Morning, he said that he had received a reply from Ofgem about what was going to happen.