Reports in the media today suggest that the Government is bringing forward the Ofgem price cap announcement to tomorrow.
A spokesperson for the End Fuel Poverty Coalition commented on today’s developments:
Today’s media reports will do very little to alleviate the concerns of people across the country, especially the poorest households.
Rumours of a “heat now, pay later” scheme will do nothing to help vulnerable people living in fuel poverty. Tomorrow’s Ofgem price cap announcement, which will be somewhere between devastating and catastrophic for millions of people across the country, could very quickly wipe out any support these loans can provide.
The devil will be in the detail of what the Government has cooked up, but unless there is sufficient support for the most vulnerable people, they won’t be able to disguise the reality of millions more people being forced into fuel poverty.
Reaction to tomorrow’s announcement will be available as soon as possible.