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Britain's £100 million Christmas energy bill bombshell

January 4, 2022 12:00 PM

Christmas 2021 Energy Bills - LD Graphic (Liberal Democrats)Households in the UK will pay a whopping £100 million more for their Christmas energy bills than they did in 2020.

New analysis by the Liberal Democrats shows that due to the increase in the energy price cap UK households face dramatically higher bills this Christmas with more rises to follow this year.

Worse, if you add the extra £3.75 a week for the whole year, families will be paying an extra £195 a year. Yet there's even worse to come as energy bills are to increase again this Spring, when the price cap is revised up again by at least a further £400 a year.

The Liberal Democrats are calling for the Warm Home Discount to be doubled and expanded to support vulnerable households with their energy bills throughout the winter months.

Portfolio Holder for Town Centres and Planning, Councillor Henry Vann said: "Everything is getting more expensive, yet the response from the government is to cut support and raise taxes. This means people will see less money in their pay packet each month. Instead of helping, the Conservatives are squeezing people already desperately struggling to get by.

"Once again ministers are leaving hard-working families out in the cold. For many the choice between eating and heating will become a stark one this winter - in sharp contrast to the Number 10 parties and Boris Johnson's posh wallpaper. They must expand and double the Warm Home Discount to help vulnerable people with their heating bills."