Energy price rises could put people at risk this winter

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As energy prices soar, there are fears that people in this region will not be able to heat their homes this winter.

Britain's biggest energy supplier British Gas will raise its prices tomorrow (Friday November 16) by an average of 6 per cent. That'll add around £80 to a household's annual fuel bill.

Five of the six big energy companies have announced similar increases in the cost of their gas and electricity. They blame the rising wholesale price of energy.

Households which rely on heating oil are also facing higher costs this winter.

Earlier we spoke to Jenny Driscoll, an energy expert with Which? magazine. We started by asking her why five of the big six energy companies have announced price rises this winter?