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Fuel bills for elderly double

Since 2005, older people have seen their energy bills more than double. Research from Saga has found that the over 65s spent an estimated £17.4 billion on electricity and fuel bills in 2012.

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Fuel bills for elderly more than double over five years

Over 65s spent an estimated £17.4 billion on electricity and fuel bills Credit: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Since 2005, older people have seen their energy bills more than double.

In 2005, the average annual spend was £668.98, compared to £1,355.90 last year, research from Saga has found.

The report said that the over 65s spent an estimated £17.4 billion on electricity and fuel bills in 2012.

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