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Three Million UK Households Owe More as Energy Debt Deepens

Nearly three million UK households owe more money to their power and natural gas suppliers, stoking concerns of a growing energy wealth divide with bills set to increase into winter. 

While the proportion of those in energy debt has dropped to about a tenth from last autumn, the amount owed has increased 19% to about £190 ($226) each on average, according to utility price comparison site USwitch.com. By contrast, the two-thirds of households that are in credit saw their balances increase from a year ago.