Welcome to Green Britain: UK regions ‘worst hit’ by soaring costs as winter chaos looms
Daily Express, 2 November 2021
THE UK regions that have been tipped as the worst hit by skyrocketing energy prices have been revealed and mapped by Express.co.uk as Britain prepares to enter into a winter of chaos.
It has been revealed that residents from Northern Ireland spend the biggest proportion of their household budget on gas and electricity out of any other region in the UK. People in Northern Ireland spend 32 percent more on gas and electricity than the average UK household, making them the worst affected region by the huge 250 percent rise in energy prices.
Northern Ireland residents also spend 66 percent more of their weekly budget on electricity than people who live in London, the region that was the least hit by rising energy costs.
Households in Northern Ireland also spend 40 percent more of their weekly budget on electricity than they do on net rent.
The study by heating experts at Boiler Central, used ONS data on household gas and electricity spending between 2018 and 2020, to discover which UK area would be worst affected by the recent surging in energy costs.
Scottish households spend 41 percent more of their weekly budget on gas and electricity than London, whose households spend the least amount of their weekly budget on electricity.
Welsh residents spend more on electricity per month than they do on rent, with ten percent more of their weekly household budget going towards heat and electricity than the average UK household, making them the area third most impacted by boosted costs from energy suppliers.
The West Midlands, the North West and the North East were also badly hit by the increase in electricity costs.