Poorest families yet to receive Rishi Sunak’s promised £150 help with soaring energy bills

People in ‘greatest need’ struggling to receive payments, warns National Energy Action

Adam Forrest
Tuesday 17 May 2022 14:35
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<p>Chanellor Rishi Sunak under pressure amid cost of living crisis </p>

Chanellor Rishi Sunak under pressure amid cost of living crisis

Some of the poorest families in the country have yet to receive the £150 council tax rebate promised by chancellor Rishi Sunak to ease soaring energy bills, a leading charity has warned.

National Energy Action said many of the hardest-pressed people in England and Wales who do not pay their council tax via direct debit were still waiting for their payment.

Local authorities were expected to distribute the £150 rebate when the energy price cap was raised in April, but say they are struggling to pay the one-off sum to everyone.

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