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Britain considering lending money to energy providers as costs rise

Britain considering lending money to energy providers as costs rise

According to a story in the Daily Telegraph newspaper on Saturday, one option the British government has to help people whose energy costs are skyrocketing is to give loans to energy companies, which may reduce annual expenses by as much as $587 (500 pounds). Britain’s energy regulator announced on Friday that energy costs will increase by 80% to an average of 3,549 pounds per year starting in October, prompting urgent government assistance for individuals and businesses. The next prime minister, who will take office in early September, can choose from a variety of options for government help that have been developed by Finance Minister Nadhim Zahawi, according to the Telegraph. 

According to Zahawi, he has been working on a strategy to lend money to energy companies to increase their liquidity, which may “place a downward pressure on the price cap by anywhere between (400 and 500 pounds),” according to the Telegraph. The concept, which had been rejected in the past, was now “back on the table,” according to the publication. British consumers are affected by wholesale price increases through a price cap that is determined every three months. 

According to the Telegraph, the finance minister is also considering freezing the price cap, raising state benefits, and creating a grant program for small firms. Zahawi expressed his worry that just assisting people who receive state benefits will exclude others, such as seniors and middle-class earnings who will likely also have trouble paying their bills. British inflation has reached 40-year highs due to rising energy costs and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but the country’s response has been constrained by the contest to succeed Boris Johnson as prime minister, which will continue until September 5. 

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If Liz Truss, the foreign minister, and front-runner to succeed Johnson, is elected prime minister the following month, she has stated that she will look at doing more to assist businesses with rising energy bills.

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