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Cost of Living: Energy bills discount for all households doubles to £400

The Chanellor Rishi Sunak made annoucements in the Commons to support people during the cost of living crisis.

Rishi Sunak announced today that the energy bills discount due to come in from October is being doubled from £200 to £400, while the requirement to pay it back will be scrapped.

This means households will receive a £400 discount on their energy bills from October.

No-one will have to repay it.

The government says that today’s announcement is on top of the government’s existing £22 billion cost of living support which includes February’s energy bills intervention and action taken at this year’s Spring Statement including a £330 tax cut for millions of workers through the NICs threshold increase in July and 5p cut to fuel duty.

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