High heating bills could force almost a quarter of the UK population to curtail their Christmas spending this year.
New research released by Innasol, a renewable heating company suggests energy bills have a direct effect on households’ Christmas spending.
The survey of 1,643 UK adults found more than 60% of households wait as long as possible before warming up their homes.
The Midlands is said to be hard hit with nearly 30% changing their spending habits over the festive season.
Now might be the time to scrimp on the Christmas pudding as the poll suggests the most money conscious are 35 to 44-year-olds with two-thirds (66%) holding off the heating for as long as possible. Some don’t even flip the switch at all.
A mere 16% of the nation only turn the heating on in one room.