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Sadiq Khan calls for an immediate freeze on bills after energy regulator Ofgem announced a steep price cap hike

Britain faces “national calamity” London Mayor Sadiq Khan has issued a warning after energy regulator Ofgem announced it would raise the price cap on average energy bills to £3,549 ($2,323) from October if the government did not act immediately to deal with the energy crisis.

Khan’s comments on Friday after Ofgem announced an 80% increase in price caps as struggling British families face what the mayor says “Winter.”

The new price cap is almost triple what it was when it was raised to £1,277 ($1,505) last October.

“With energy prices soaring and more and more households struggling to make ends meet, urgent action is now needed from this government,” he said. Khan said the government has “Always Fail” Intervention and Minister “We must act now to prevent this cost of living crisis from becoming a national disaster.”

British “I desperately need to know” Khan added what Westminster’s plan of action was. Khan called for an immediate freeze on the bill and the introduction of a “living tariff” to ensure that the most vulnerable in society get a certain amount of free energy.

The mayor also tweeted that there was “There is no practical limit” The maximum amount that can be paid, and this number is only the upper limit “Those who use the average.” Consumer advocate Martin Lewis echoed that concern, saying there was nothing stopping some households from paying £10,000 ($11,821) a year.

Lewis also said there was a growing movement by Britons to refuse to pay their energy bills, telling Good Morning Britain on Friday there would be a ‘don’t pay’ movement if the government did not implement emergency measures. “It will be a stronger voice for this country.”

The Don’t Pay movement says on its website that it is building strength and “Mobilize for a strike for non-payment” among those who want to challenge “Check the system.”

At the same time, the trade union congress Say Energy prices rose 35 times faster than wages and 57 times faster than benefits on Friday, warns “catastrophic” If an invoice freeze is not implemented.

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Ofgem chief executive Jonathan Brearley admits raising the price cap will have “great influence” In UK households this will need to be “Tough decisions.”

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