The cost of energy is something that many households have been struggling with.
Drawing up a budget is a good way of working out how much people have to pay for everything, but individuals should also be looking to reduce how much their utilities cost.
However, figures from the Department of Energy and Climate Change found there was a 25 per cent year-on-year drop in the number of people switching electricity providers in the first quarter of 2012.
As well as this, gas transfers were down by 33 per cent in the same time period and it means not enough customers are trying to get a better deal on their energy.
Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch.com, stated: "Consumers are losing out – this low-level of switching is hitting consumers' pockets."
She went on to note people are expected to part with £1,254 a year, which Ms Robinson thinks is an eye-watering amount.
The expert has also called on the sector to regain the trust and confidence of Britons and convince them good deals do exist.