Four in 10 Struggled to Pay Energy Bills Before Price Hike

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Around four in 10 UK households were struggling to pay their energy bills even before prices went up in April, according to new research.

A new survey from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that 43% of families said heating and lighting their homes in March was difficult given the costs involved.

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Rob Keal is the Content Editor at Homebuilding & Renovating. With a background in content marketing, he began his career back in 2016 as a freelancer, before honing his craft at various digital marketing agencies. Looking to specialise in DIY and homes, he joined the team in February 2022. 

Renovation has been part of his life since he was nine years old, when his parents bought a medieval cottage and completely revived it, introducing him to kitchen remodels, loft conversions, landscape gardening, and much more besides along the way. A bedroom extension and patio refurbishment are among his next planned projects. He is also passionate about interior design and landscape gardening.