The average South Lakeland household is paying almost twice as much as last winter to fuel their home, new figures suggest.

National Energy Action said the situation will continue to deteriorate this year as customers face spiralling energy bills when the Government's Energy Price Guarantee – which means bills for a typical household are currently capped at £2,500 per year – rises in April.

Energy usage varies throughout the UK, so we've studied local figures to work out how much an average household might pay in your area.

The latest figures from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy show the average South Lakeland household consumed 11,838 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of gas and 2,854 kWh of electricity in 2021.

One kWh would run an average oven for around 30 minutes, while the median has been used to exclude extreme values which could skew the average.

The average household on a variable tariff continuing to use the same amount of energy as in 2021 would be paying around £2,424 per year to run their home.

Based on prices last winter, the average South Lakeland household would have had an annual spend of approximately £1,259 for the same amount of energy – just over half as much.