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£12 bill rise for energy upgrade

Ofgem has announced that bills are set to rise by an average of £12 a year to pay for a £24bn network upgrade. 300,000 more homes are likely to have been pushed into "fuel poverty" by Christmas, a campaign group has warned.

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80,000 fuel poor households to 'benefit from cheaper fuel'

Ofgem hopes to connect around 80,000 fuel poor households to the gas grid Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Ofgem's £24.2 billion investment to "upgrade and renew" the country's gas and electricity infrastructure includes funding to connect around 80,000 fuel poor households to the gas grid, "helping them benefit from cheaper fuel".

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