But those lucky enough to be at home are likely to be reaching for the thermometer and increasing the level of heating in a bid to overcome the elements.
At times like this, a cheaper fuel tariff – secured as a result of a switch of energy supplier – may be highly desirable.
Temperatures north of the border are said to have plummeted as low as -17 degrees Celsius, forcing drivers to abandon their cars and more than 100 teachers, pupils and parents to spend the night at a school.
Last week, the Met Office raised a series of severe weather warnings as snow battered the UK, especially in Scotland and the east of England.
Posted by Richard Eden
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