British Gas who supply more than half domestic gas in the UK have today announced a 22% price increase. Here's my take on it: Gas Prices Increase, Fuel Poverty Down? It's also intersting that the Government expect the level of fuel poverty to reduce, look at this graph from a Government publication in January: Fuel Poverty They think fuel poverty is going to fall! The BBC still aren't getting to the root of the problem with their reporting of gas price rises (North Sea gas depletion and Governments inaction) and the Government are living in cloud cuckoo land if they think prices can rise like this and fuel poverty fall at the same time. How can the price of something increase whilst it simultaneously becomes more affordable? We certainly aren’t getting richer.