£3,000-a-year bills on the way as energy prices rise again
HARD-UP families could see energy bills double to a whopping £3,000 a year, experts warned last night.
The forecast came as millions of households face rises of up to £140 in electricity and gas bills within weeks.
The current average dual fuel bill stands at £1,420. But, with the way prices are continuing to soar, this figure is set to double by 2020.
Mark Todd, of energy-helpline.com, said: “Over the next seven years we could see bills hit £3,000 if current trends continue. This is a very big rise and is going to hit people extremely hard.”
Another round of price hikes is thought to be “imminent”, with firms expected to slap an extra five to 10 per cent on the annual bill.
It means that hard-pressed families will have to find up to £140 more a year as gas and electricity bills soar to £1,560.