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Energy bills will push millions into unmanageable debt, MPs warn

Report calls for more support for people who are struggling to pay as it lambasts government and Ofgem

Millions of people will be plunged into “unmanageable” debt this winter unless the government comes up with more support for those struggling to pay their energy bills, MPs have warned.

In a report focusing on how to ease punishing energy costs now, while guarding against future crises, the business and energy select committee said:

The energy price cap should be replaced with a “social tariff”.

The energy regulator Ofgem has been “negligent”.

A national home insulation programme should be launched urgently.

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