When gas and electricity hikes come into play at the end of the month, this means that energy prices will have risen by an average of 36% since October 2010.
This however, isn't to be the end, as energy leaders have warned that household bills could rise by another 50% over the next six years; spelling misery for those on low incomes in and around Gloucester.
Angela Knight, Chief executive of Energy UK said that: "UK household energy bills have risen 70% since 2004; we expect them to rise another 46% in nominal terms by 2020."
Knight also stated that investment bank UBS, blamed 95% of future tariff rises on government policies and network costs.
But how can families on low incomes look to save money?
Heating oil company, Rix Petroleum, have recently published a visual breakdown of how homeowners can save money on their bills by either investing in cheap energy solutions, or simply by making the best of what they already have.
For example, the guide shows that by regularly defrosting a freezer, the process can raise its efficiency by up to 25%. And for those who can afford a little investment, by purchasing an insulated letter box flap, a home can save up to 27% of hallway heat.
Additionally, for those willing to take out a loan, the government's Green Deal allows homeowners and businesses to take out a loan for energy efficient home improvements. Unlike other loans, the money is paid back through energy bills, which will always be lower once the work has been completed.