The Sunday Times | A decade of rising bills: how the cost of living has rocketed by £1,400

Cornwall Insight’s Head of Training was quoted in the Sunday Times this weekend discussing the increase in electricity and gas bills over the last decade.

Research conducted by the Sunday Times showed electricity bills had increased by 43.7% compared with 17.8% for gas. Ed explained that some of this rise was down to the government measures to tackle climate change. With suppliers facing the initial bill for the new measures, which gets filters through to customers in the form of higher charges.

The part of the typical household electricity bill attributable to energy policy scheme costs has risen from about 10% at the start of the decade to just under a third.

Ed Reed, Cornwall Insight

The Sunday Times