The household bills going up and down after April changes

Essentials including water and broadband are costing even more but national living wage increase may ease some of the pain

Energy price cap
Under the new energy price cap, bills will fall by 12% a year for a typical household
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Millions of households are facing steep bill hikes from this month as companies "take it in turn to hit consumers with price rises", said The Telegraph.

 As the new financial year begins, "it's not just your council tax which is rising", the paper said. But it's not all bad news, with the energy price cap falling and the national living wage rising.

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