MOSCOW, August 30 – PRIME. some cities in the UK have pushed the idea of heating residents who cannot afford to pay their electricity bills in public buildings during the winter season. The Times writes about it.
Earlier it was reported that the British energy regulator Ofgem raised the maximum amount of electricity bills for consumers by 80% from October 1 due to rising global energy prices. Thus, the maximum bill for the British could increase by 1578 pounds, or 80%. Energy prices are likely to continue to rise, chief minister Jonathan Brearley said, and urged the future Prime Minister of the United Kingdom to take new measures to combat their increase.
As the newspaper notes, such a proposal was made by the administrations of Birmingham, Bristol, Dundee, Glasgow and Aberdeen.
“We want to help people find places where they are welcome and free of charge… It shouldn’t be that people can’t afford to heat their homes, but that’s the reality we face in Birmingham,” said the Birmingham administration member for social justice, public safety and equality John Cotton.