Chancellor Rishi Sunak ‘breaks pledge on energy bills rebate’

Thousands of households could be missing out on support to ease the cost of living crisis as councils fail to pay their energy bills rebate.Brits are facing the biggest squeeze on living standards in 30 years as bills soar and inflation jumps.Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a support package revealing that millions of households in the UK will receive energy bill discounts totalling £350 to help with soaring costs.There will be a repayable £200 discount on bills from October and a further £150 council tax rebate for most households in England “in April”, the guidance said.However, an investigation by Radio 4’s Money Box has found that many councils have failed to make the £150 payment.

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