rising energy costs
British utility warns of ‘disastrous winter’
In view of skyrocketing energy costs in Great Britain, energy suppliers are warning of fatal consequences for consumers.
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Gas and electricity prices are also rising in Great Britain. Now an energy company is warning that “half of UK households will soon be fuel-starved”.
Updated on: 08/23/2022 12:35 p.m
London. In view of skyrocketing energy costs in Great Britain, energy suppliers are warning of fatal consequences for consumers. “Despite the government’s declared support, we are facing a dramatic and disastrous winter for our customers,” said Philippe Comeret of energy company EDF on BBC Radio 4 on Tuesday. In fact, half of UK households could be living in fuel poverty in January. Comrate advocated the abolition of VAT on utility bills. Because of the increased electricity and gas bills, the state is taking in more money anyway, said the manager. EDF has five million customers in the UK.
This Friday, the regulatory offgame is likely to raise the cap on electricity and gas prices significantly. The average family is expected to pay more than £3,500 a year in basic charges in the future, up from £1,971 previously. Experts expect a jump to more than £4,000 in January and over £6,000 a year in April. Last winter the price range was £1138.
The outgoing government of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced a government energy grant totaling £400 for every household. However, experts consider this project to be completely inadequate. The outgoing Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to leave further measures to his successor, but this will not be known until September 5th. The opposition is demanding that the state stabilize energy costs for consumers.
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