Folks in the UK aren’t celebrating the “warmth”:
Millions of householders are receiving record energy bills for the winter which run to an average of £532.70.
The figure is some £57 ahead of the previous record last year of £475, research shows.
The increase was driven by a combination of the coldest winter in 30 years and the fact the ‘big six’ energy giants failed to pass on steep falls in wholesale prices to customers.
People have had little choice but to keep the central heating on higher temperatures, and for much longer given the fact winter has effectively stretched into this month.
Warnings of more cold weather next week suggest the pain of higher heating bills will continue.