This graph shows wholesale energy costs are not the reason our bills have been going up

Pride's Purge

(not satire)

Here’s a graph which clearly shows that since 2008 wholesale energy costs have actually gone down while typical household bills have gone up by as much as 80%:

fuel bills

fullfact.org

So it’s wrong to say our electricity and gas bills keep going up because of rising wholesale costs.

In fact not so much wrong as a downright lie.

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