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Green taxes increase energy bills

Green taxes increase energy bills

Category: Utilities

Updated: 30/08/2012
First Published: 30/08/2012

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UK households and businesses are experiencing higher energy bills as a result of the Government's green taxes, new research has found.

Government initiatives and green taxes are adding over £2 billion a year to energy costs, equating to an average increase of at least £35 to the typical UK household's bill.

The research by Energyhelpline.com estimated that consumers could face increases of between 50 and 100% by 2020 due to further proposed charges.

Mark Todd, director of Energyhelpline.com, said: "Government bodies need to think about the effects these new policies will have on consumers.

"In these times of austerity the last thing hard-pressed consumers need is even higher energy bills pushed up by stealth taxes."

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