1 Oct 2021

Millions facing higher energy bills as price cap raised

Chief Correspondent

Millions of people face hefty energy bill rises as the energy regulator’s latest price cap came into force today in England, Scotland and Wales, amid soaring wholesale gas prices.

Bills will go up by a record rise of at least £139 for 15 million households, and charities have warned that the increase will push many into poverty.

There could be another big rise in the spring.