Energy regulator Ofgem has announced that the typical annual household bill would go up from £1,834 to £1,928, a rise of £94 or 5%.
Chief Executive of Consumer Scotland Sam Ghibaldan said:
“The announcement by Ofgem of a £94 increase to the price cap from January for the typical household will add to the affordability challenges for consumers this winter.
“Energy prices are stubbornly high and an increasing number of households are repaying energy debt on top of their consumption.
“Our ongoing series of energy tracker surveys show around one-third of consumers continue to report they are not managing well financially, with low-income households and those with disabilities finding it more difficult than average to keep up with their energy bills.
“With energy price volatility forecast for the rest of the decade the best way to reduce bills is by reducing demand through improved energy efficiency.
“Reform of the energy tariffs and support schemes are also key to making energy affordable for all households.”
Consumer Scotland is the statutory body for consumers in Scotland, set up by and accountable to the Scottish Parliament. We are a Non-Ministerial Office and one of our core focus areas is energy.