Energy: Debts

Treasury written question – answered at on 13 November 2023.

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Photo of Anne McLaughlin Anne McLaughlin Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to introduce a temporary Help to Repay scheme for energy debts in the Autumn Statement 2023.

Photo of Gareth Davies Gareth Davies The Exchequer Secretary

Through the energy crisis, the Government has provided unprecedented support for consumers, including by paying nearly half of household bills between October 2022 and June 2023, saving households £1,500 on average.

This is in addition to the benefits uprating and Cost of Living Payments in 2023-24, helping more than 8 million UK households on eligible means tested benefits, 8 million pensioner households and 6 million people across the UK on eligible disability benefits.

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