Staff at energy watchdog Ofgem have spent more than £1.2million on luxury hotel stays and Michelin-starred restaurants.

The body, which has been criticsed for paying executives six-figure salaries, ran up the huge credit car bill over three years while one in five households are living in fuel poverty and energy bills have risen by a staggering 37 per cent.

Spending included £5,373 for ‘room hire’ at Cardiff’s five-star St David’s Hotel and Spa, £2,400 for meals at upmarket restaurants, including the double Michelin-starred L’Atelier, and £10,000 on reward schemes.

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