Comment on news that Liz Truss drawing up plans to freeze energy bills at £1,971

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By Patricia Curmi

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As reports emerge that Liz Truss is drawing up plans to freeze energy bills for all at £1,971 until at least the end of January[1] Jess Ralston, Senior Analyst with the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) said:

“While a lifeline for many this winter, an emergency energy price freeze could leave households with an average £4,600 debt to pay back in the coming years. This ongoing gas crisis levy puts even greater focus on bringing down bills permanently. No brainer actions to reduce our demand for gas through insulation and renewables is really the only way to do this, so the key question now is: will the new PM acknowledge the arithmetic and invest now to cut bills?”

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