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We’re Taking ‘Sensible’ Measures To Prevent Blackouts This Winter – Minister

Technology Minister Chris PhilpA minister today insisted the government is taking “sensible” measures to prevent major power cuts this winter. Chris Philp said they were taking precautions amid reports that millions may face blackouts this winter because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.Ministers have reportedly been warned of potential power cuts to as many as six million households this winter and the government is drawing up plans for rationed electricity if supply […]

today30 May 2022

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How High Is The Energy Price Cap? Boris Johnson Can’t Say Despite Cost Of Living Crisis

Johnson is under increasing pressure to offer more help to those struggling with the cost of living after the Queen’s Speech was criticised for offer no new support.Boris Johnson stumbled when asked how high the energy price cap is as millions struggle with their household bills.The prime minister failed to answer the question when asked by LBC’s Nick Ferrari whether he was “out of touch”.Johnson - who has two young […]

today12 May 2022

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Cabinet Split Emerges Over Windfall Tax On Energy Companies

Kwasi Kwarteng and Rishi SunakA fresh split is emerging in Cabinet as ministers are divided over whether energy companies should face a windfall tax.Just days after Rishi Sunak hinted oil and gas providers could face a tax on their bumper profits, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng slapped down the idea. The government is facing calls to impose a levy on leading energy companies, as BP and Shell are expected to unveil big […]

today1 May 2022