Households spending more on fuel

Press Association
Big energy suppliers to cut bills
Big energy suppliers to cut bills

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Household spending on housing, fuel and power has overtaken transport for the first time in recent years, figures show.

Households spent an average of £68 a week last year on the category, which includes rent, fuel, electricity and maintenance but excludes mortgages, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.