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Millions pushed into ‘fuel stress’ as energy price cap jumps

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British households are going through a cost-of-living onslaught right this moment as the energy price cap surges greater than 50pc.

Average home energy payments will enhance by £693 over the subsequent year as a results of sharp rises in wholesale costs.

Analysis by the Resolution Foundation discovered this may double the variety of English households struggling gasoline poverty to 5m. An extra 2.5m households will likely be in danger from “fuel stress” – spending not less than a tenth of family budgets on energy payments – if the price cap jumps once more in October as anticipated by official forecasters.

It comes days earlier than an increase in National Insurance tax that can put an additional squeeze on budgets, whereas hovering inflation is already pushing up client costs.

Overall, the typical household will likely be £1,100 worse off over the subsequent 12 months, based on the Resolution Foundation.

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What occurred in a single day 

Asian shares have been largely decrease Friday as a resurgence of Russian assaults dashed hopes for any fast finish to the warfare in Ukraine.

The retreat adopted a broad decline on Wall Street, which closed out its worst quarter because the pandemic broke out two years in the past.

Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.7pc in morning buying and selling to 27,618.27. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 0.8pc, whereas the Shanghai Composite added 0.9pc.

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