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Turn2us responds to the energy price cap increase

  • 03/02/2022

Michael Clarke, Head of Information Programmes at Turn2us, says:

“For millions of us, the announcement of a higher energy price cap will undoubtedly make people feel uncertain and worried about their finances for the future. At a time when the cost-of-living is soaring, people are already being forced to make impossible choices in order to survive.  

“The cost-of-living crisis isn’t just a temporary problem over the winter. For a long time now, incomes haven’t kept up with increasing costs of essentials in life and so the adequacy of people’s finances must be addressed as a matter of urgency by the government. While we welcome any intervention to reduce the cost of people’s energy bills, including a potential £200 rebate, we want to see the government take more targeted measures to support people on the lowest incomes.

“We urge the government to reassess the accessibility of the Warm Home Discount, look at what more it can do to provide people with crisis support through local councils and in the longer-term, review benefit levels and set them based on the true cost-of-living. It’s time to make sure everyone receives enough financial support to afford the essentials in life.”