E.On UK boss warns 40% of customers face fuel poverty

ONE of the UK’s biggest energy suppliers has warned that up to 40% of its customers will be in fuel poverty by October as it called on the government to help struggling homes reports the BBC.

E.On UK boss Michael Lewis said the rise in energy prices is “unprecedented” and a growing number of its customers are in arrears.

The government is facing calls to levy a windfall tax on oil and gas firms. 

Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi said Rishi Sunak will look at all options.

“We will review everything,” he told the BBC, adding: “We’ve got £22bn in the next 12 months of help to those people who need it the most.” 

However, Mr Lewis said around one in eight of its customers were already struggling to pay their bills, even before the weather turns colder and the new energy price cap comes into force in October, which is expected to rise significantly. 

“We do need more intervention in October and it has to be very substantial,” he told the BBC’s Sunday Programme.

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