As power bills are expected to jump to record highs this winter, UK households will struggle with a worsening cost-of-living crisis.
A new report via energy market intelligence firm Cornwall Insight Ltd. said the power bill price cap is set to rise to £4,266 ($5,168) per year in 1Q23, pilling even more financial pressures on consumers trying to survive the worst inflation storm in decades.
Cornwall Insight’s forecast comes as the price cap would breach the £4,000 for the first time, though the good news is energy costs in 2H23 should ease. Cornwall expects the price cap to remain over £3,700 through next year.
“While our price cap forecasts have been steadily rising since the Summer 2022 cap was set in April, an increase of over £650 in the January predictions comes as a fresh shock,” said Craig Lowrey, principal consultant at Cornwall Insight.
“The cost-of-living crisis was already top of the news agenda as more and more people face fuel poverty, this will only compound the concerns,” Lowrey added.
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