Q. How is everyone coping with the rise in energy costs this year?
Our boiler has been faulty for some months. The central heating does not work. We do at least have hot water. In all honesty I can say we are not able to afford our energy bill as it stands. Despite the lack of heating, the direct debit has risen month on month. Our outgoings already exceed our income. I do have a storage heater, which I’ve had to use sparingly. We all wear extra clothing in the house and take a hot water bottle to bed with us on the coldest nights.