Martin Lewis pens candid letter urging gov't not to raise energy cap to £3k

A picture of Martin Lewis walking along a street in a blue suit along side a screengrab of his letter to Jeremy Hunt
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Martin Lewis has written an open letter to the Chancellor urging him to postpone raising the energy price cap from £2,500 to £3,000 in April.

The Chancellor announced during the Autumn Statement last year that the Energy Price Guarantee (EPG), which currently caps electricity prices at 34p per kWh and gas at 10p per kWh, will rise in April 2023 by around 20%. The rise coincides with the end of the £400 energy grant, leaving households significantly worse off when it comes to paying their energy bills.

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