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With energy prices set to rise in April 2022, families may be forced to make the choice between putting food on the table and heating their house.

The average bills have been said to rise from £1277 to around £1865 a year. Which means an average price of £155 per month.

The government is facing increased pressure to support energy customers, they have already tried to support struggling families with the energy and fuel bills, but people are pushing for more support.

Simon Williams, the owner of the Corra Lynn hotel in Whitby has already noticed a price rise in the energy costs in the hotel.

He said:

“We’ve seen all of our costs increase substantially, particularly in relation to food and laundry costs, bank charges are all going up and so within the past year we’ve seen that an increase again by approximately by 20 per cent. So for a small business, it’s quite an impact on our outgoings.”

The worries across the nation are increasing, with a potential domino affect affecting businesses and families across the UK.

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