Wednesday, September 28, 2022

A third of British households could fall into poverty this winter

One in three households in the United Kingdom could fall into poverty this coming winter due to an uncontrollable rise in electricity bills due to the energy crisis in Europe.

This was stated in a report by the activist organization and Fuel Poverty Coalition (EFPC) on Tuesday.

This group details that poverty conditions will arise because the economic availability of households after paying the electricity bill will put them below the poverty line in the country at $37,500 a year, 760,000 pesos.

This EFPC prediction is based on projections from the Cornwall Insight firm, which has estimated that electricity bills will increase by an average of £355 per month in the country in the first three months of 2023, 8,700 pesos, compared to the current 164. Pound (4 thousand pesos).

Cornwall Insight director Craig Lowrey told British media on Tuesday that the maximum price energy companies can charge consumers is increasing but that the new calculation would be a “new blow” to the population.

Lowrey asked the country’s government to use these calculations to review the support given to people to alleviate this situation.

In October 2021, the energy price limit was £1,400 per year, but increased to £1,971 last April, while the price is expected to climb to £3,358 this October.

The Labor opposition has asked officials to take measures for those most affected, but the acting British prime minister, the executive of the Conservative Boris Johnson, believes it will be the decision of the politician who sees him in office next September. will change.

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