Government urged to include charities in energy plan review
Charities have urged the government to consult the sector when it reviews its six-month scheme intended to support businesses, charities and public sector organisations with their energy costs this winter.
Last Thursday, prime minister Liz Truss unveiled plans to ensure typical households will pay £2,500 on their energy bills each year until 2024.
The measure is expected to save a typical household £1,000 per year from October, when Ofgem’s £3,549 cap was set to be introduced, but is still above the current level of £1,971. Truss also pledged to “support all businesses, charities and public sector organisations with their energy costs this winter – offering an equivalent guarantee for six months”. See more on the Civil Society website.