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Cost of Living Crisis: Scots to face average energy bill price hike of £693

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Across the UK average energy and heating bills are set to soar...

Households in Scotland, England and Wales are set to face increasing costs of living as the average energy bill is due to rise by a staggering £693.

This rise will see people spending upto 54% more on their heating and energy bills. The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has announced there will be support for people with rising energy bills.

 

Households will begin to feel the effects of this price increase in April.

It’s the latest announcement in the so called “Cost of Living Crisis” where wages are not increasing in line with the rate of increasing day to day costs such as utilities and groceries.

2022 has been described by hundreds as the year of the squeeze as more and more people are pushed to the brink when it comes to their finances.

In the last 5 years Scottish foodbanks have seen an almost 80% rise in the demand for their services.

Many people have said that the increase of prices will force them to decide between heating or eating this winter.

Shelter Scotland the housing charity said: “for advice and information on making your home more energy efficient contact Home Energy Scotland on 0808 808 2282, where you can get advice on:

  • saving energy in your home

  • claiming benefits and how to lower your fuel bills

  • staying warm

  • finding contractors to carry out improvements

  • grants to help make your home more energy efficient.”

 

Written by: George Icke - Reporter

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