New research from the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) has found that energy efficiency measures save the average UK household £1,000 a year.

Future bills could be saved if the government focuses on insulation home improvements.

The gas crisis means that the energy price cap is expected to rise from £1,300 to £2,000. If it were not for regulatory measures, households would likely be £3,000 a year.

Jan Rosenow, the director of European programmes at RAP, said that if the government had acted over the past decade then the current energy crisis would not be such an issue for households across the UK.

“If the government had acted, we could have had a properly funded programme that would have reduced greenhouse gases and energy bills,”said Jan.