Nearly half of UK adults are finding it hard to pay their energy bills, new figures suggest.
According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), 48 percent of British adults surveyed between Aug. 31 and Sept. 11 said they were finding it “very or somewhat difficult” to afford their energy costs.
It represents an increase from a fortnight earlier when 45 percent said they were struggling with energy bills.
But households have been promised support by Prime Minister Liz Truss’s new government since the start of the survey period.
Truss announced her plan on Sept. 8 to freeze energy bills at £2,500 ($2,933) a year for the next two years for a typical household….
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