Liz Truss ‘looking at freezing energy bills’

The new Prime Minister will hold a Cabinet meeting on measures to limit the financial stress caused by the energy crisis

Big Zero Report 2022

Freezing energy bills is reportedly still on the cards for Liz Truss and the new government.

The new Prime Minister is expected to meet the Queen at her Scottish residence Balmoral – after returning to Number 10 later today, the new Prime Minister will spend the afternoon and evening assembling their Cabinet.

It is believed freezing the rise in the energy price cap for two years will cost the Treasury an estimated £100 billion.

It has been reported that Lis Truss spent the last week laying out plans to deal with the energy crisis, which are expected to include a potential VAT cut on energy bills and an end to the moratorium on fracking.

Whitehall sources suggest that one of her priorities will also be to reverse the rise in National Insurance to put more money into struggling families’ pockets.

Kwasi Kwarteng, the Business Secretary is predicted to finalise the government energy bill package after becoming Chancellor.

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