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Energy: Prices

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL1215, tabled on 22 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect Britons from the effects of rising energy bills.

Answered on

6 July 2022

The Government is very aware of the difficulties that consumers have experienced as a result of the rise in energy prices. On 26 May, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer announced several support measures to help households and the most vulnerable with the cost of living.

Almost eight million of the most vulnerable households will get at least £1,200 of one-off support in total this year, with all domestic electricity customers receiving at least £400. This is in addition to the over £22 billion announced previously to support the rise in the cost of living, now totalling over £37 billion this year.