Energy Price Guarantee cut from 2 years to 6 months

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HM Treasury
17 October, 2022

Today, Monday 17th October, saw new Chancellor Jeremy Hunt attempt to steady the financial markets by reversing £45bn of unfunded tax cuts by £32bn. The price cap for businesses and charities is unchanged: it will last for six months as originally proposed. The support for individual households, however, had been due to last for two years, and will now last until April 2023. 

Mr. Hunt says that at that time, April 2023, support for individuals will continue in a more targeted way. We don't know yet what that will look like, but it is likely to focus on those deemed most in need, following a review. 

We know this news will be concerning for many, and so we'd like to share with you a range of financial support options. 


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