MPs warn over £250bn consumers bill

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The Government must step in to assess whether consumers can afford years of rising household bills under plans to modernise Britain's infrastructure, MPs have said
The Government must step in to assess whether consumers can afford years of rising household bills under plans to modernise Britain's infrastructure, MPs have said

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%The Government must step in to assess whether consumers can afford years of rising household bills under plans to modernise Britain's infrastructure, MPs have said.

Consumers will be expected to meet around £250 billion of the cost of upgrades including major energy, water and transport projects, but MPs warned that poorest households would be hardest hit by increased bills.