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UK energy bills to be cut by hundreds as part of £10bn support package

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Posted: 26/05/22 - 08:52
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UK households are set to have hundreds of pounds knocked off energy bills this winter as part of a £10bn package to help people cope with soaring prices.

The government is to scrap a plan to give people £200 off bills from October which would be repaid over five years.

Instead, the BBC understands that sum will be increased and possibly doubled, and will not need to be paid back.

Additional help for those on the lowest incomes is also expected.

The support, to be announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak later, is expected to be largely funded by a windfall tax on oil and gas firms that could raise £7bn.

It comes a day after Sue Gray's critical report into lockdown parties in Downing Street and follows intense pressure on the government to do more to help people with the cost of living crisis.

I Call Bull: A clear attempt to move along from the partygate story but hopefully it wont happen.
The fact that cleaners had to clear up vomit from these partys in the height of lockdown and the fact these partys were a weekly event is an absolute disgrace, on one hand Johnson was on the podium praising the front line workers and behind closed doors he was regularly breaking the rules and having these partys where people were drinking so much they were physically sick should make him resign but of course he wont, he has no honour or integrity.
Oh and this "hand back" its money he's already taken off of us all by raising the taxes (something else he lied about when he said he wouldn't) so lets all remember all he's actually doing is giving us some, not all, of the money back that he's already taken off of us.

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We need to look to the likes of Spain who have cut their fuel bills by 40% today
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What a load of croc, a £200 loan is. Won't even cover a tenth of my yearly bill.
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Am I missing the point here, rather than a windfall tax why not just get the energy companies to reduce their bills and cap the maximum cost / profit they can make?
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Called this the other day https://bit.ly/3sXVGpf and it looks like we were right.

It will be interesting to see exactly what they actually 'give out' and to who