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Cost of living: The government’s energy support package leaves low-income households behind

On April 1st 2022 the energy price cap will increase by 54% to £1,983 bringing annual energy bills to a generational high and contributing to an almost unprecedented cost of living crisis in terms of speed and scale.

Citizens Advice demand is breaking unwelcome records with more people than ever requiring a food bank referral and more people now seeking our help than since the pandemic began.

The Government’s package of support goes some way to protect households from bill shocks, but households on the lowest incomes will continue to face hardship, particularly in Winter 2022/3 when energy costs will rise again.

Read the full Citizens Advice briefing here

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