Huge energy prices rises on the horizon says regulator
New fears have been expressed by the energy regulator, Ofgem, that UK energy bills could rise 60% by 2020. The news comes as part of a review of the UK energy market which also says that £200,000,000 of investment is needed so that we can secure energy supplies and meet our target on greenhouse gasses.
Although the report says the 60% rise will be a “spike” it still expects prices rises to be between 14% and 25% above inflation. As the UK enters a period of austerity following the General Election likely to be on 6th May 2010, its going to be difficult for households and businesses to come to terms with these increases.
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