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Responding to today’s publication of the Government’s plan to combat rising energy prices, Patrick Hall, Senior Research Fellow at Bright Blue, commented:

“The Chancellor had little choice but to intervene in the wake of spiralling energy prices, but the measures announced today could have been better targeted towards bill payers who need them most. The Chancellor would have been better to increase the value of the Warm Homes Discount, which hasn’t changed since 2014.

Longer term, to insulate ourselves from future energy crises, we need to wean households off gas and onto low-carbon home heating so we are not left exposed to volatile wholesale gas prices.”

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