Beat the £630 million hike in energy bills

Britain's biggest energy suppliers have hiked prices yet again, adding an incredible £630 million to the annual bills paid by British families, according to new research from price comparison website uSwitch.

Cash-strapped consumers are now paying £313 a year, or 38%, more for their energy than at the beginning of 2008 as a result. Meanwhile, the firms are raking it in, with British Gas recently revealing a 24% increase in residential profits after hiking prices in December 2010.