Bills 'could rise to fund £250bn infrastructure cost'

Consumers could be hit with higher energy bills to help fund huge spending on infrastructure projects, an influential cross-party committee of MPs has warned.

The committee says there is £375bn worth of projects slated for the next 15 years, with private companies liable to pass on costs to their customers.

The chair of the Public Accounts Committee, Margaret Hodge, said: “It is the consumer - through their various bills - that is expected to fund at least two thirds of this investment where the infrastructure is financed, built, owned and operated by private companies,”

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