WALES has the highest energy bills in the whole of the UK, with households spending an average of £800 a year on their bills – £60 more than the UK average (£757)

Of the UK’s top ten local authorities with the highest energy bills, four – Ceredigion, Gwynedd, Carmarthenshire, and Powys – are in Wales. Pembrokeshire, a centre for the import of energy to the UK, is not far behind.

London is the UK region with the cheapest energy bills (£606 a year) and Tower Hamlets in London is the local authority with the cheapest energy bills

Wales has the highest energy bills in the whole of the UK, new research can reveal.

Households in Wales spend an average of £800 a year on their bills – £60 more than the average UK bill (£757), and nearly £200 more than London, the UK region with the cheapest energy bills.

The research used new ONS data to analyse the energy bills in every region and local authority in England and Wales, to discover which area had the highest energy bills, and would be worst affected by the 54% increase in energy bills in April.  

Data shows that of the top ten UK local authorities with the highest energy costs, four are in Wales.

Ceredigion has the highest energy bills in Wales and the second highest in the UK, with residents paying £1092 a year on their energy bills – £335 more than the average UK bill, and £669 more than Tower Hamlets, the UK area with the lowest energy bills.

Gwynedd has the second most expensive energy bills in Wales, and the fourth highest in the UK. In Gwynedd, households pay £1016 a year for their energy bills – £259 more than the UK average and nearly £600 more than Tower Hamlets.

Carmarthenshire also has some of the highest energy bills in Wales and comes fifth in the UK for expensive energy. Households in Carmarthenshire spend £958 on their energy bills – £201 more than the UK average and £593 more than Tower Hamlets. In Powys, households spend £953 on their energy bills which is £196 more than the average UK bill, and £530 more than Tower Hamlets.