Households need to look at how they are using energy, the Chancellor suggested amid calls for urgent Government intervention to tackle soaring bills.
It comes as outgoing prime minister Boris Johnson predicted a “tough” few months ahead – but promised energy prices will eventually come down amid grim predictions about the impact the 80.06% rise in the price cap will have on millions of the poorest households across the UK.
Nadhim Zahawi, who is likely to be out of a job in the coming days if Liz Truss wins the keys to No 10, stressed on Friday that the Government is not paralysed by the Tory leadership contest and is focused on preparing options for whichever candidate emerges as the winner.
The Chancellor told broadcasters help from the Government is coming, but admitted: “We know that’s not enough. We’ve got to do more.
Here was Brexiter Kate Hoey’s response to help people through the energy crisis.
Sky’s Sam Coates tweeted: “Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi on energy consumption: “The reality is that we should all look at our energy consumption. It is a difficult time.” First time a senior minister has suggested this?”
Hoey replied: “Of course we should. Those of us brought up before central heating wore extra jumpers when winter came.”
This comment went down well……..
Or maybe go to Nadhim or Rishi’s house to keep warm?