The average Dutch household is paying €334 more a year for gas and electricity following tax increases introduced on January 1, the national statistics office CBS said at the weekend.
That takes the average household bill to €2,074 – a rise of around 18% or €28 a month, the CBS calculations show. Just under half of energy bills are now made up of taxes – part of deliberate government strategy to encourage people to reduce gas usage.
Earlier, energy price comparison websites said they expected the average increase to be in the region of €300.
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