Our boiler breakdown cover specialists know that the cost of living is a key concern for consumers nowadays. People are finding themselves spending a fortune on essential purchases and have no money to deal with home emergencies such as boiler repairs, let alone any to spend on energy efficiency upgrades and other potentially money-saving investments.
Nonetheless, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed that the Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) rate is falling. It might not feel like the economy is improving in your household, however – soaring gas and electricity bills and other skyrocketing expenses mean the squeeze on British consumers is not over yet.
In the year to January 2014, the CPI was 1.9%, but this annual figure fell to 1.7% in February. Some of the downward pressures on the inflation rate include transport, household services, housing, footwear and clothing.
Nonetheless, the cost of energy has seen a massive annual increase of 5.5% in the year to February 2014, with electricity costs jumping by 6.9% and gas costs rising by 5.9%. From January to February alone, energy bills jumped by 0.2%, suggesting that Brits will still find it a struggle to keep their house warm and their lights on. TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady pointed out that the average British worker receives just 90% of the pay they would have received before the Credit Crunch, and about the same amount of money they would have received in 2004.
Jafar Hassan, uSwitch.com Personal Finance Expert, noted that energy bills have continued to escalate recently, but pay packets only rose by an average of 1% during 2013. He argued that until improvements in the wider economy begin to affect people’s pay packets, Brits ought to ensure they are not paying too much on vital household bills.
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