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Jessica Taplin highlights Trust-funded support on LBC News

CEO Jessica Taplin spoke on LBC News this morning about the support available through independent charity, British Gas Energy Trust and the frontline money and advice services it currently supports, thanks to annual funding from British Gas.

Whilst the morning news programmes speculated about the price cap announcement from OFGEM and how the Government might react, Jessica spoke about how many families across the country were already struggling with energy bills and financial hardship this winter. Many have already used up the financial support available, for example, the Warm Home Discount, Winter Fuel payment and grants for energy arrears.

The difficulties facing vulnerable families were being compounded by the rising cost of living and, while any further help from Government would be welcome to mitigate this, she also made the point that it’s not just about grants and emergency fixes – people need practical help, advice and support to make meeting their bills and every day costs sustainable for the long-term.

Listen to the clip: