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UK Labour Demands Recall of Parliament to Tackle Energy Crisis

  • Winter energy bills forecast to be triple last year’s level
  • Main opposition party is proposing a six-month freeze on bills
Pedestrians walk through Parliament Square in London, UK.

Pedestrians walk through Parliament Square in London, UK.

Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

The UK Labour Party demanded an early recall of Parliament to tackle soaring household power and gas prices and stave off the worst effects of the cost-of-living crisis.

With analysts forecasting bills will be three times higher this winter than last, the utilities regulator Ofgem is due at the end of the month to set the new level of a price cap on domestic energy that will take effect in October. But the UK’s main opposition party said late on Thursday that households are already making “impossible choices” now to preempt higher costs later.