Energy bills ‘up £1.5bn’

Electricity and gas bills have increased by a collective total of around £1.5 billion over the course of this year, according to the latest figures.

Data from shows that the typical household ‘dual fuel’ bill has risen by around 15 per cent in 2008, which is likely to leave many people struggling further to become debt free.

On an annual basis, the average Briton pays out around £1,153 to cover their energy costs, but many are missing out on easy savings by failing to convert to an online billing system, the price comparison firm has pointed out.

“Consumers have got to start looking out for themselves and shield their households now from the effect of future rises,” said Tim Wolfenden, head of home services for

The comments from came after the Scottish and Southern Energy company announced it plans to introduce price hikes for its gas and electricity customers in the UK.

Figures from Credit Action have suggested that the typical household in the UK pays out almost £3,375 annually in order to service the interest on their accumulated debts.


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