Cost of Living Increase: Impact on Households

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 15th March 2022.

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Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak The Chancellor of the Exchequer

We have reacted to rising energy bills by putting in place £9 billion of support, which will get to households far faster than the proposals put forward by the Opposition, with the £150 reaching four out of five households just this April when the price cap goes up. It is also worth bearing it in mind that, because of the price cap, households will be protected from further increases all the way through to the autumn.