Households resort to energy rationing

Julia Kollewe


Nearly half of UK households are avoiding switching the lights on in their homes, in a desperate attempt to reduce energy usage and keep bills down. Surprisingly 3% of people eat by candle light which is great for the romantics in us, but not ideal on a daily basis.

And 14% of people are sharing bath water with their family, as householders turn to more extreme ways to keep their utility bills down, according to research from