There's a warning of a cost of living crisis, with household energy bills rising by up to four hundred pounds a year and council taxes rising by up to five percent.
Rising gas prices have forced farms and factories to stop production -- and seen several energy businesses go bust.
Ofgem says it cannot guarantee household bills won't rise in the Spring when it reviews the price cap.
Sky's North of England correspondent, Inzamam Rashid, reports from Manchester
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