Working from home to add hundreds to energy bills

October’s price cap increase will see employees working from home pay an extra £131 a month this autumn, research from has suggested. Uswitch estimates that full time home workers increase their daily gas use by 75% as they put the heating on for an extra ten hours a day during the coldest months, while electricity use is predicted to rise by 25% as they cook meals and use appliances such as kettles.

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