National Energy Action responds to the Chancellor’s announcement that the Energy Price Guarantee will end in April 2023.
National Energy Action chief executive Adam Scorer said: “This is an almighty trade-off. In seeking the confidence of markets, the government has created huge uncertainty for households. Everyone knows why decisions have been made at breakneck speed, but there are questions that need to be answered, and answered quickly.
“Who will still get support? Will it include vulnerable households not on welfare benefits? Will that support be deeper for those in greatest need? What do they mean by incentivising energy efficiency?
“Households on the lowest incomes are already rationing their energy usage to dangerous levels. £2,500 is beyond their means. Many vulnerable people were holding on by their fingertips. Government has to be very, very careful it doesn’t prise them away.”