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Energy: Prices

House of Lords written question – answered on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the cost of electricity and gas for the average family in 2010-11; and what they forecast it will be in 2014-15.

Photo of Lord Marland Lord Marland The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change

DECC published estimates of future average annual household gas and electricity bills alongside the Annual Energy Statement (AES) in July 2010. This analysis is available online at: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/what_we_do/uk_supply/markets/impacts/impacts.aspx.

DECC has committed to updating these estimates annually as part of the AES.

The table below presents a time series of these estimates (in real 2009 prices) from 2010 to 2015, which include the estimated impact of Government policies that were in place or planned to a sufficient degree of detail by the time of the AES 2010:

Estimated average household gas and electricity bills (real 2009 prices)
Gas Electricity
2010 £591 £512
2011 £613 £503
2012 £630 £512
2013 £625 £494
2014 £646 £501
2015 £651 £499

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