My query is prompted by an article I read yesterday wherein it is said the ONS maintains that last year peoples’ energy costs were a lot more. I can’t find the article now but I think they were saying electricity had gone up by 12% for the year and gas 18%. Something like that. It caused me to check whether my costs for 2021 were higher than 2020. Yes and no. My electricity was up by 2.45% but the cost of gas in 2021 was down by 25.23% compared to 2020.
I wonder what others here have experienced? The ONS figures just seemed way out.
My figures are the raw figures not including VAT (although some do for the last three months of 2021) nor the standing charge.
I must try to find that article.
In the meantime I note that the rise in my and my wife’s OAP coming in April will cover some of the increases ahead for 2022. On a full year about £340 of it.