Millions of Brits plunged into ‘fuel poverty’ as energy bills surge


A protester holds a ‘Save Us From The Energy Crisis’ placard during a rally in London. British households face soaring energy bills from April 1 as the country’s energy price cap rises by 54%.

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The number of English households in fuel poverty will double to 5 million from April 1, new research warned on Friday as Brits braced for their energy bills to increase by hundreds of pounds.

The Resolution Foundation said that as a result of higher prices coming into force on Friday, 2.5 million households in England would be plunged into “fuel stress.”

Energy bills in Britain are set to surge from Friday, after Ofgem, the country’s energy…


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