• From The Telegraph:

    More than 14 million households are facing a rise of up to £260 in their energy bills after two leading suppliers increased their prices.The increases mean millions of cash-strapped families will pay almost £1,300 a year for gas and electricity.E.ON is raising electricity prices by 16 per cent and gas prices by 26 per cent while Scottish and Southern Energy is increasing electricity by 19.2 per cent and gas by 29.2 per cent.advertisementIt comes as the Government’s new fuel poverty chief said many people face the choice of “heating or eating this winter”.Energy bills up againFamilies at risk from profiteeringDerek Lickorish told Channel Four News: “What we’re looking at the moment is the largest number of households in fuel poverty that we’ve had for the last 10 years or so. And we expect something like five million households to be in fuel poverty this winter.He added: “It’s about 20 percent of all households in the UK and we haven’t seen that as I say for more than 10 yea…

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