Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi said: “The reality is that we should all look at our energy consumption. It is a difficult time. There is war on our continent. Very few people anticipated war. Wars happen in far-flung places.
“It is now here with us. We have to remain resilient. My responsibility is to deliver that help.”
Consultancy Cornwall Insight expects energy bills to rise to £5,387 a year from January 2023 and £6,616 from April.
In an article in the Mail on Sunday, Boris Johnson said: “The months ahead are going to be tough, perhaps very tough. Our energy bills are going to be eye-watering. For many of us, the cost of heating our homes is already frightening.
“And yet I have never been more certain that we will come through this well – and that Britain will emerge stronger and more prosperous the other side.”