How much it will cost to cook Sunday roast, boil kettle and keep lights on as energy bills rocket – Hull Live

The rising price of gas and electricity means families face eyewatering costs for washing clothes and even watching football on TV
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People could be priced out of cooking a Sunday roast due to soaring energy bills.
That's because the price of running the oven for long enough to cook a roast is set rise to around £5 by April next year, due to estimated rises in the energy price cap. Meanwhile, the cost of boiling the kettle for a cup of tea is likely to quadruple from 1p in April this year to 4p next April, The Mirror reports today.
The shocking price rises have been described as "terribly wrong" by TV chef Dave Myers, of Hairy Bikers fame. In 2019, the price of keeping a 3kw oven on for two hours was just over £1. That will rise to £3.12 when the October price cap rises. By January it will cost £5.16.
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According to the cost of living analysis, washing one load of clothes will rise from 8p to 29p in the space of a year, and watching a football match on the telly will go up from 9p to 31p.
The energy price cap is already due to rise to a startling £3,549 for the average household from October 1, up by 80 per cent. But further price rises are expected in the coming months, deepening the bills misery for households around Hull and East Yorkshire.
Yesterday, the energy consultancy Auxilione forecast an eyewatering £7,700 average bill from next April. There are plans to offer discounts to households who use less electricty at peak times, between 5-8pm, but consumer expert Martin Lewis has already warned: “More help is desperately needed for poorest or people will die this winter due to unaffordability of an 80 per cent so far energy price cap hike.”
According to analysis by The Mirror, here's how much doing everyday things will cost as bills continue to rise…
Meanwhile, the price of food is rising too, driven by high inflation and the Ukraine war. The average food shop is to rise by £533 this year, according to consumer organisation Kantar. The price of a weekly shop rose by 11.6 per cent in the four weeks to August 7.
Chef Dave Myers, 64, told The Mirror: “We’ve never really had to factor in the energy required to cook before we even think of the price of the dish. We’re a top 10 world economy, we shouldn’t be having these problems when we worry about heating our house in the winter."
The prospect of families being unable to afford to cook a Sunday roast to sit down and enjoy would be a huge blow to many. “There’s something about the Sunday roast, the predictability," added Dave. "Not only do you know you’ll like it but you know what goes with it. If you can only get the family around the table once a week then that’s definitely the time.”


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