General Article Household energy spending in the UK, 2002–2012

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Household energy spending: seven things you should know.



1. UK households spent an average of £106 a month on household energy in 2012. This was a 55% rise on the 2002 monthly spend, after accounting for inflation. This is despite a decline in average energy usage.

UK households spent an average of £106 a month on electricity, gas and other household fuels[1] in 2012. This compares to £69 a month in 2002, after adjusting for inflation using the Consumer Price Index (CPI). This means there was a 55% increase in average household spending on energy between 2002 and 2012.


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