Energy bill shock for northern Scots
HOUSEHOLDERS in the north of Scotland have the lowest energy bills in the UK, according to a new study.
Researchers found energy prices differed between regions by up to £92 a year and some of the highest costs affected areas with the highest unemployment rates.
Merseyside and north Wales were charged the most, with a typical annual bill of £1,373, price comparison service energyhelpline.com found.
Households in the north of Scotland paid the least, at £1,281 a year.
West Midlanders faced the second-highest bills at £1,333 a year, followed by central and southern Scotland (£1,329) and, the North West and South West of England (£1,316).
Energyhelpline director Mark Todd said: “It’s a cruel irony that areas with the highest bills are the ones where people are struggling to find employment.”
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