Average UK household energy spending tops 106 pounds


Energy-related costs for the average UK households rose from £69 a month in 2002 to £106 in 2012 despite a 17% drop in energy usage, the latest figures released by the ONS have revealed.

As part of their report on Household Energy Spending in the UK 2002-2012, the ONS has also shown that Scottish homes spend an average of £112 a month on energy, compared with £105 in Wales and £103 in England. Nevertheless, all of these figures are substantially lower than Northern Ireland, where the average household spend is £154 a month.

ONS said: “The higher average spend in Northern Ireland may be partly explained by the different nature and size of the energy market there.

“Across the rest of the UK, any differences in the average energy spend are very small. The average monthly spend in Scotland is slightly higher than in England and Wales, consistent with DECC figures on energy consumption per household.”

A DECC spokesman said: “The Government is doing everything within its power to help hard-pressed families keep their energy bills down.

“We’ve already announced plans that will save customers around £50 on their energy bills. This year 230,000 low income and vulnerable households are estimated to receive long term assistance with their energy bills through the Energy Company Obligation scheme.

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