Shock at 140% increase to our energy bills

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 26/12/2013

Shock new figures have revealed that domestic energy prices have rocketed by 140% over the last nine years.

Official statistics from regulator Ofgem show the average dual-fuel bill for gas and electricity has increased from £590 per annum in 2004 to £1,420 this year.

The body said profits enjoyed by the UK’s “Big Six” suppliers – Centrica, EDF Energy, E.on, RWE npower, Scottish Power and SSE, which all recently announced inflation-busting price rises – increased from £1.25billion in 2011 to £1.6billion in 2012.

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