Cold facts face households

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Higher energy prices have led to a rise in the number of people cutting down or rationing their winter energy usage, despite the comparatively mild winter weather.

A report from found that 85 per cent of consumers are still concerned about their winter energy bill, while 5.3 million more households have gone cold to keep costs down.

Ann Robinson, director of consumer policy at said: “This is about people going cold. With self-rationing now running at 83 per cent of the population, the only saviour has been the exceptionally mild winter.”