Scottish Power became the first of the six major suppliers to disclose a new round of price rises. It told five million customers that gas and electricity bills would go up by 19 per cent and 10 per cent respectively.
The increase, which will take effect on Aug 1, will push households’ average annual bills to almost £1,400; the highest level ever.
So, anyone actually know how much of this is deliberately planned by the government?
Some of it certainly is: the renewables obligation and all that, those subsidies to solar, wind and so on.
But does anyone have the figures on exactly how much?