Turn2Us comments on energy debt in response to new Ofgem price cap



Energy regulator Ofgem has announced its new price cap evaluation today. The price cap of £2074 for a typical household will cover energy bills for July 1 this year through to September 30 for billpayers.

Responding to the announcement for Turn2us, Anna Stevenson, senior welfare benefits specialist, said: “Any decrease in the punitive cost of energy is clearly welcome but the debt people have already incurred through no fault of their own will carry with them into next winter. For lowest income households this decrease won’t help enough. Bills will settle to being around almost double the cost before the pandemic and fuel poverty was unacceptably high even then. Government schemes are also coming to an end, but the crisis is not.”