More than half of Britons ‘have cut back on their energy use’

For 42% of bill payers it is “very” or “somewhat difficult” to afford their energy bills, according to a survey

Big Zero Report 2022

Nearly 52% of Britons are using less gas or electricity at home in response to the rising cost of living.

That’s according to the latest Office for National Statistics survey which covers the period 25th May to 5th June and suggests that this number increased by 2% since the latest poll.

Almost 40% of the respondents admitted that they have cut back on non-essential journeys by their vehicle.

Around four-in-ten of consumers who pay energy bills reported they found it very or somewhat difficult to afford them in the latest period.

Among those who reported they have gas or electricity supplied to their home, 5% reported they were behind on these bills.

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