In the UK the cost of electricity from October 1 will grow by 80%, the average marginal expense of households for the year will exceed £3,5 million (more than $4.1 thousand). This is stated in the statement of the British energy regulator Ofgem, reports Reuters.
The rise in prices will have a “huge impact” on British households throughout the Kingdom, prices will also rise again in January next year, warned the head of the regulator Jonathan Brierley.
He declined to give a forecast for the next price increase, citing market volatility. Chapter Ofgem called for an official London was to provide additional assistance to citizens. The new Prime Minister of Britain, he continued, will have to take further measures to combat the effects of such dynamics.
“The response must match the scale of the crisis that we have,” — said Brierley.
The Treasury develops scenarios for the response to this situation that will allow the next Prime Minister to help those in need as soon as possible, assured the Chancellor of the Agency Nadhim Zahavi. In his opinion, the price increase will cause “stress and anxiety” from the British.
The Guardian indicates that the upper limit of the energy cost of £3549 almost three times higher than those of last winter — £1277.
The cost of energy and fertilizers in Western Europe rose against the background of Russian military operations in Ukraine and sanctions that violated the supply chain. As a result, European countries are faced with a record over several decades, rising prices, including for food and utilities.
British politicians have repeatedly warned about the risks that loom in the next winter. London mayor Sadiq Khan said in front of millions of residents of the Kingdom will be a choice — heating or food, and “sadly, they will not be able to afford either one or the other”.
By mid-August it is the duty of people in the UK for electricity reached a record level of £1.3 billion After the introduction of the regulation of electricity prices 2018 household debt to suppliers was falling, but this year, from April to July, the amount of debt the consumer in front of them increased by 10%.