Most energy suppliers charge different prices around the country, supposedly to reflect the varying cost of distributing electricity.
Now households in some of the least well-off regions are being hit the hardest. For example, the average gas and electricity bill in north Wales is £1,149 a year – £20 more than the national average.
Energy eats up 7.4% of the average person’s annual income. That is the same amount as for those in north-east England, where the average income per head is £15,189, and in south Wales, where it is £15,302.
Yet areas with some of the highest average incomes also have among the lowest average bills. In London, for instance, the average gas and electricity annual bill stands at £1,126
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