Britain’s finance minister Jeremy Hunt is set to extend support for household energy bills for an extra three months beyond next month, the Times reported on Friday citing a Whitehall source. Government support is scheduled to be scaled back from April, meaning average annual bills would rise to 3,000 pounds ($3,594.00) from 2,500 pounds now, but the Times said the reduced level would stay in place for another three months.
Hunt is due to deliver a budget statement on March 15. ($1 = 0.8347 pounds)
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