UK household energy bills set to rise further

Around 300,000 more homes are likely to have been pushed into "fuel poverty" by Christmas, a campaign group has warned.

The Fuel Poverty Advisory Group says six million people are now struggling to pay their energy bills.

It comes as the industry regulator Ofgem announced a multi-billion pound network upgrade, adding yet more to the bill of every consumer.

Stephen Douglas reports:

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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.