The House of Commons Business Committee has warned that energy prices are likely to rise by a further £1,200 a year from October, and that more Government support is needed.
The likely rise in the Ofgem price cap means pensioners will have to find a further £100 a month to meet their gas and electricity bills.
The support payment already announced in on 26 May “was no longer sufficient” say the Committee of MPs.
Those payments were set when the typical energy bill was anticipated to rise by £800, based on a prediction that the regulator Ofgem says is now too low.
Analysts are now has predicting a rise of more than £1,200 a year in October, pushing the typical bill to £3,244 a year from October, then £3,363 a year from January 2023.
A normal bill at present is about £2,000 a year, which follows a £700 a year rise in April.
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