Boris Johnson covered up his utility bill crisis in his first interview today since returning from his honeymoon in Slovenia five days ago.
The prime minister eventually spoke to journalists about the escalating panic, saying he would need "additional cash."
In a clear signal to his successor, he added:
According to the latest projections, the annual price cap for banknotes is £1,971, and could reach £3,628 in October, £4,538 in January, and £5,277 in April. there is.
Lame Duck Johnson admitted he would need "extra cash" to help people at his two "pinch points" in October and January.
However, he did not promise new funds. Instead, he said his successor would have to announce plans, explaining that the government had already done so.
Regarding previously announced funding, he said: 16} He said people had not yet received payments of £324 for benefit recipients, £150 for disabled people and £400 for all electricity bills between October and March.
Yesterday he made a surprise visit to a summit of energy companies in Downing Street - reiterating that it would be his successor who would confirm the new funding.
But in the clearest signal yet to his successor, he said, "There are two pinch points ahead in October and December/January." }
And when I asked him if he thought the expected cash would be enough, he said no.
He added: Additionally, by October, we're trying to make sure we have additional support by January.
"And what the government is trying to do is make sure that whoever is Prime Minister has extra cash to help the people." 28} This news bulletin is being updated.