Household bills to soar by more than £120 from April as Brits hit by 11 price hikes

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Household bills to soar by more than £120 from April as Brits hit by 11 price hikes



HOUSEHOLD bills will soar next month as Brits are hit by as many as 11 price rises.
Average energy costs alone will go up £117 a year, while council tax, the TV licence and water bills are also increasing.
Getty New research has revealed that Brits will be hit by 11 price rises next month
Research shows 97 per cent of local authorities are putting their taxes up with three-quarters doing so by more than 2.5 per cent.
Energy watchdog Ofgem last month announced it was increasing its price cap, allowing Big Six firms Eon, EDF and Npower to raise default tariff prices to £1,254.
And water bills are to go up by an average of two per cent, leaving homes £8 a year worse off.
A spokesman for researchers Which? said: “Don’t let these new tax year price rises catch you out.”

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Drivers will also feel the pinch as vehicle excise duty goes up by as much as £65 a year for the highest-polluting motors.
We will also pay 3p more per stamp, 20p more on NHS prescriptions and £4 a year more for our TV licences.
Getty Last month Ofgem announced an increase in the energy price cap allowing the three major power firms EDF Energy, Eon and Npower to raise their prices
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Those on O2, Three, Vodafone and EE will have to stump up more for their mobile usage, while Sky customers will also face rises.
And probate fees are changing to a sliding scale, while class three National Insurance contributions will be fixed at £15 per week.
Rik Smith, from uSwitch, added: “Households are facing a barrage of price rises, all landing in April. The hike to energy bills shows the scale of failure of the price cap.”
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