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250% increase in demand for gas payment plans

Gas prices saw a 27.5% increase following a surge in global costs

There's been a 250 per cent increase in the number of people on the Island looking to spread their winter heating bills over the warmer months.

This month's bills have been hit by the 27.5 per cent increase in gas prices something approved by Tynwald last year in light of soaring global costs.

Jo Cox is the chief executive of the Island's Energy Group:

Mrs Cox says it's expected the increased costs will be in place for two years:

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