Everyone has cheaper fuel bills than you (and the turkish)
Some good news to wrap up your Wednesday! No, not really. Just more misery about how the utility companies are ripping the arse clean out your wallet and getting away with it.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has produced a report, because that's what multi-national development agencies do best. This one in particular highlights that aside from Turkey, energy prices are rising faster in the UK than anywhere else in the western world. But you'd sort of guessed that, hadn't you?
Yes, although Turkey and ourselves may be sat in the dark wrapped in blankets waiting for Summer, the Telegraph reports that everyone else is dressed in only their pants eating ice cream. Ireland's bills are over three per cent lower than last year, the French are paying nearly seven per cent less, while the US are paying over a fifth less for electric and gas.
Despite the fact wholesale energy prices have dropped, only the ladies and gentleman of British Gas have cut their prices, and that was after yanking them up by a third last Summer. Don't take of off the mittens just yet, kids.