Energy and water bills 'could keep rising for 17 years'
13 November 2013 Last updated at 20:29 GMT
Consumers face 17 more years of above-inflation increases in energy and water bills to help pay for the renewal of the UK's infrastructure, Whitehall's spending watchdog has warned.
The National Audit Office added that "gaps" in the official analysis meant the government lacked "an overall picture of affordability" and it expressed particular concern about low-income households.
John Moylan reports.