As early as autumn, British electricity bills could rise to £3,000 a year. This means that for many homeowners, heating this coming winter seems out of reach. The situation is aggravated by the Ukrainian crisis and the reduction in the supply of hydrocarbons from Russia, said Keith Anderson, executive director of energy company Scottish Power.
“10 million homes will not be able to afford heating this winter,” the expert is sure.
The increase in tariffs in the UK began on April 1, 2022, when electricity prices rose by 54% at a time. Many households are now struggling to make ends meet as they have to pay around £2,000 a year in electricity bills. Anderson warned that another sharp increase could be expected in October.
Journalists note that the fire department is reporting a sharp increase in the number of fires in Britain. People began to massively switch to wood heating, and this becomes the cause of dangerous incidents.