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Britons struggling to pay energy bills – Bloomberg

British households already owe a record £1.3 billion ($1.5 billion) to their energy suppliers ahead of winter, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, citing price-comparison service Uswitch. Data showed that, as of July, the energy debts were more than double September’s level. Some 6.5 million households owe an average of £206 ($252) …

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Commander gives estimate on Britons fighting for Ukraine

As many as 3,000 British nationals are fighting alongside Ukrainian troops against Russian forces, Britain’s The Independent newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing a foreign volunteer unit commander. Mamuka Mamulashvili, who leads the so-called Georgian Legion, told journalists that a total of nearly 20,000 foreign fighters are currently serving in volunteer …

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Britons warned of winter blackouts

As many as six million British households could be subjected to power cuts this winter if Russian gas supplies to Europe stop, The Times reported Sunday, citing a Whitehall document. It said that imports of natural gas from Norway could halve next winter amid surging EU demand. Britain buys around …

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Britons facing record prices at the pump

The average price of petrol in the UK has gone above £1.70 a liter for the first time, according to the latest data revealed by the motoring organization RAC. The cost of unleaded petrol, the British term for gasoline, was reported to have reached £1.69 ($2.12) per liter on Monday, …

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Britons told to get ready for a ‘truly horrific’ winter

As many as four in 10 people in Britain could fall into fuel poverty when the price cap rises again in October, the heads of the nation’s energy companies have told the UK Parliament, The Guardian reported this week. According to the publication, they have called for more government support …

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Millions of Britons wake up £1,040-a-year poorer as ‘temporary’ Universal Credit uplift removed, while UK economy begs for workers

On Wednesday, the temporary uplift to Universal Credit payments came to an end. The scheme provided recipients of social welfare with an extra £20-a-week throughout the pandemic; the government always said the uplift would be a temporary measure.  The scheme’s end also comes a week after the government’s Covid-19 furlough …

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100,000+ Britons sign petition to outlaw discrimination against unvaccinated as govt moves forward with Covid vaccine passports

A petition which started in February has gathered pace on Tuesday, with thousands add their names to the growing list of people calling for the government to do more to prevent legalised ‘discrimination’ against people who aren’t vaccinated against Covid-19.   “The Government must specifically outlaw discrimination based on vaccine status, …

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