Such statistics are significantly higher than overall inflation, which was recorded as being 1.6 per cent for the eighth month of the year.
Indeed, if food and energy prices were taken out, inflation would have stood at 1.2 per cent.
One way to combat the ever-growing price of home energy may be to complete a switch of energy supplier, which could offer access to cheaper rates.
Older people in particular may be interested in such a plan, with Rosie Staal, author of Earning Money After You've Retired, recently noting elderly citizens are increasingly feeling ripped off in the UK.
Posted by Richard Eden
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