Families cut back on food as fuel bills bite

By Josie Clarke

Published: 27/01/2014

More than half of UK adults say they will have to cut their spending to cope with rising household bills over the next year, Citizens Advice has warned.

Three in five people (58%) are worried about the effect that higher bills will have on their finances and 53% – or 27million – will have to cut spending to cope, according to a study by the consumer body.

It is launching the Big Energy Saving Week today, backed by government, charities and the energy industry, to help consumers take practical steps to make cuts to their bills.

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