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Rishi Sunak says cost of living crisis is a big hit but we have to fix the NHS

ENERGY bills will go up and I know how worried families across the country will be about this news.

First, let’s see why this is happening.

I know how worried families across the country will be about the news of rising energy prices, says Rishi Sunak

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I know how worried families across the country will be about the news of rising energy prices, says Rishi Sunak

There are a number of factors that cause energy prices to spike, and unfortunately most of them are beyond the control of the Government.

One is the sharp increase in demand for gas in places like ChinaThis has pushed up global prices.

Another fact is that we’ve had a colder than usual winter, so we’ve made more use of our own gas stores here at home.

All of this means that, on average, people will see their energy bills increase by £693.

There’s no two ways to say it: It was a huge hit for everyone and I don’t underestimate it in the slightest.

That’s why, to support the hit, I’ve taken several steps to provide families with £350, which will cover more than half of the incremental costs.

People will get that £350 in two different ways.

Four out of five households will receive £150 in April as a discount on their council tax bill – so cash is right in your bank account to help reduce incremental costs.

Then, in autumn, everyone will get £200 off their energy bills, which will be repaid over five years.

We’ve done it this way to ensure that help is targeted at those who need it most, while providing some support for those in between – local teachers, hospital nurses hospital or police – who will also find it difficult.

Heating Help

This is also the responsible way to deal with a significant shock.

All over my time as Prime Minister I always try to solve problems fairly and with the humility that I can’t always do everything for everyone.

It would be very easy for me to stand up – as the Labor Party has done time and time again – and publish undelivered packages worth tens of billions of pounds of your money without being honest about how it will be paid for. or its impact. available on our public finances.

It’s not true and it’s not reliable.

I won’t do my job properly if I avoid making tough decisions today so they only recur tomorrow.

Take for example the NHS and our social care reform.

Last year, we made a difficult decision to solve the problem unacceptable backlogs caused by the pandemicAs well as to pay for vaccines and integrate our health and social care systems, we will have to raise money to do so.

We couldn’t borrow for wholesale reform, and we prepaid for that from the start.

It would be very easy for me to stand up – as the Labor Party has done time and time again – and publish undelivered packages worth tens of billions of pounds of your money without being honest about how it will be paid for. or its impact. available on our public finances.

This is a long-term plan that requires long-term funding, and while we don’t want to burden people, we need to make sure they get the quality of health care they expect and deserve.

And that’s not just for this year, but for next year, next year and beyond. And now it wouldn’t be right to leave that out.

We have made a plan and we will stick to it.

But that doesn’t stop us from helping where we can, with what we hope are short-term, temporary shocks that, as we did with the Energy Deal, will help people. Heat their house right now.

Sadly, I don’t have a crystal ball, so I can’t predict or control when energy prices will fall or when inflation stops rising.

But I can help cushion everyone’s shock in the short term, while continuing to keep our loans and debt down.

Economic recovery

We’ve always been the party of money – we’ll always be watching – and that’s the only party I care about.

Our economic recovery has been one of the strongest in Europe, but there are still challenges we face and the damage that Covid has taken from the public coffers is huge.

I don’t mind making the tough but right decisions to ensure I – and future Prime Ministers after me – can respond in emergencies and in the best interest of the country.

We are always the party of sound coins

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We are always the party of sound coins
Rishi Sunak claims the poorest Britons get £350 to help them get through the energy bill crisis but critics say it’s NOT enough

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