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Londoners paying more for energy bills

People living in London could be spending up to £150 a year more on their energy bills than people in the rest of the country.

A new survey from found the capital's average household spend on heating and lighting bills is £1,450, while elsewhere it is only around £1,300.

Residents of Redbridge, Hounslow and Harrow had the most expensive bills of all London boroughs, while the City of London, Tower Hamlets and Islington were paying the least.

It follows last month's report from energy regulator Ofgem, which found evidence of "possible tacit co-ordination" in the pricing of the UK's energy tariffs.

Ealing Central and Acton MP Angie Bray told the Evening Standard: "In parts of London there are very large old housing blocks which are very inefficient to heat ... It's important people look into what they can do to lower bills."

The survey analysed the energy bills of more than 1,500 Londoners.

Posted by Paul Taylor