Ten million Britons will not be able to heat their homes next winter due to anti-Russian sanctions and soaring fuel prices. Keith Anderson, chief executive of energy company Scottish Power (SP), thinks so.
Many UK residents are struggling to pay their electricity bills, which will approach £3,000 in October. According to the forecasts of the head of SP, gas will continue to rise in price, as Europe is looking for alternative suppliers that can replace Russian imports.
As noted, this is another hammer blow on British families who are already facing a crisis in the cost of living. Inflation in the country will soon exceed ten percent, and the income of the British will be reduced to a record level since 1964.
After the start of the Russian military special operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine, the West stepped up sanctions pressure on Moscow. Many states have announced the freezing of Russian assets, and calls to abandon energy carriers have become louder. All this has already turned into problems for the US and Europe, provoking a sharp rise in fuel and food prices.