Advanced





Energy bills 'could be set to rise'



Heating and energy bills across the UK could be set to skyrocket over the next decade according to new research by a price comparison site.

A report from uSwitch has highlighted the fact that average energy bill prices have doubled in the last five years, which if left unchecked could see homeowners receiving household bills of nearly 5,000 in ten years time.

Such figures will be of particular concern to over 50s, for whom basic needs such as fuel bills represent a large percentage of their budgets, according to recent figures from Alliance Trust.

The price comparison site indicated that the aging UK population is contributing to rising fuel demands and urged energy customers to ensure they are as economical as possible with their usage to avoid finding themselves out of pocket.

Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at uSwitch, said: "My advice to consumers is to invest in making your home more energy efficient, reduce the amount of energy you use and make sure you are paying the lowest possible price for it."



To view businesses and services in our Finance section click here




Homebase
Homebase is the UKs second largest home improvement retailer and is recognised for choice, style ...
Silver Travel Advisor
Have your say and you could win a Greek Island villa holiday. If you like holidays and ...
Sky
For some of the most talked-about TV, get Sky TV. In all, we've 100+ digital entertainment ...
Make a Will Online
Make a Solicitor checked Will Online with Gloss Legal
Travel News
All-inclusive holidays 'offer value for money'
Finance News
Recession 'causing problems for over 50s abroad'
Dating News
Online dating 'can give over 50s another chance at love'

We Luv Sweets
New Zealand Holidays
Kirra Tours 100 Percent Kiwi New Zealand Holidays by New Zealanders. Although larger than the UK, New Zealand has a ...
ProstaMax
The only prostate supplement with 100% pure Beta-Sitosterol