Energy bills are to come with compulsory Quick Response (QR) codes to help people switch supplier more easily, the government says.
The barcodes, which can be scanned by smartphones and tablets, will let customers upload tariff and consumption data directly from their bills.
As energy prices increase, a growing number of people are choosing to steal their gas and electricity.
For some it comes down to being cash-strapped, but others are prepared to cheat the system whilst also endangering the lives of neighbours.
The Prime Minister described the energy supplier’s 9.2 per cent gas and electricity price hike as “very disappointing”.
He said that customers who are “not happy” should try and get a “better deal” by switching energy supplier.
Nearly four in five UK tenants have never switched energy suppliers - a move that could save them £190 a year, the energy regulator has said.
Ofgem said that 77% of bill payers in rented homes had never switched gas and electricity supplier.
Around 300,000 additional households could be forced into fuel poverty within weeks, according a lobby group.
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