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Latest news on UK Energy Bills, providing comprehensive coverage of the Ofgem price cap, supplier updates, government support, energy efficiency, and the impact on households and businesses across Britain.

The energy price cap, set by Ofgem, is the maximum amount energy suppliers can charge for each unit of energy and standing charge on standard variable tariffs. As of 1 April 2024, the price cap has been set at £1,690 per year for a typical household using electricity and gas, a decrease of £238 from the previous quarter. This reduction is due to changes in wholesale costs, network costs, and government social and environmental schemes.

Despite the recent decrease, concerns remain about the long-term affordability of energy. Cornwall Insight, a trusted provider of price cap forecasts, predicts that the cap will reach £1,559.61 in Q3 2024, £1,631.44 in Q4 2024, and £1,634.20 in Q1 2025. These projections highlight the ongoing challenges faced by households and businesses in managing their energy costs. The government has faced criticism over its handling of the crisis, with calls for more targeted support for vulnerable households.

Communities across the UK have been significantly impacted by high energy bills, with many struggling to make ends meet. Local initiatives, such as energy efficiency workshops and community energy projects, have emerged to help people reduce their consumption and costs. Charities like National Energy Action and the Energy Saving Trust have been providing advice and support to those most in need. The current crisis has also highlighted the need for a more sustainable and resilient energy system, with greater investment in renewables and improved energy efficiency.

The roots of the energy crisis lie in a combination of factors, including rising global gas prices, reduced supply from Russia, and the UK's reliance on imported energy. The situation has underscored the importance of transitioning to a greener, more self-sufficient energy system. Ofgem's role in protecting consumers and working towards a fairer energy system has become increasingly critical during this challenging period.

As the situation continues to evolve, it is crucial for households and businesses to stay informed about the latest developments in UK Energy Bills. Our NewsNow feed brings you up-to-date information from reliable sources, including Ofgem announcements, industry updates, and expert analysis from organisations like Cornwall Insight. By staying informed, you can better navigate this challenging period and make informed decisions about your energy usage and costs.

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