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Households are expected to see a significant rise in energy prices next spring, the Office of Electricity and Gas has warned.

From the 1st of October, about 15 million families faced a 12% rise in energy bills.  For standard tariff users, this was an increase of about £139.  For prepayment meter customers, this was an increase of £153.

Analysts Cornwall Insight said that the cap could go up by £400, making a household with typical energy use pay about £1,660 a year.

As a parent, are you worried about this sudden price jump?  As bills have gone from £1,138 last year to £1660 projected next year, do you know where this money will be coming from?  How worried are you about keeping your family warm this winter with projected blackouts and these energy hikes?

Tell us if you are worried about these sudden energy price rises and how you as a parent will manage in the comments below.