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Anti-Russian sanctions turned into a “gloomy forecast” for Britain

View of the Tower Bridge over the River Thames in London. File photoMOSCOW, April 14“Gloomy forecasts” indicate the impending increase in the cost of energy in the UK this autumn, which will exacerbate financial stress among the population, writes energy carriers. Thus, the last change in the price threshold for gas and electricity in April increased it by 54%.Biden Blames US Price Rise on Russia “Recent forecasts look bleak as they suggest that marginal energy prices will rise even more with the next update in October,” the article says. So, according to the investment company Cornwall Insight, this winter the price threshold will increase by another 629 pounds, reaching an average of 2600 pounds (about 270 thousand rubles) per year for customers with standard tariffs. with increased demand in Asia and a cold winter in Europe, causing gas reserves to run dry. Prices were also affected by the lifting of covid restrictions and bad weather that affected renewable energy sources. At the same time, anti-Russian sanctions only exacerbated this problem, since a significant part of Europe's gas supplies come from Russia, the publication points out. Britain's energy regulator Ofgem estimates that the April energy price hike will affect 22 million consumers, which will be “extremely worrisome for many people, especially those who are struggling to make ends meet.”Britons have had to choose between eating and paying the bills “Raising marginal prices only exacerbates the financial strain caused by soaring inflation, which increases the cost of basic necessities such as food and clothing,” sums up iNews.Ofgem raised the price cap for gas and electricity from April 1 for consumers from £1,277 to £1,971 a year due to the sharp rise in global natural gas prices. The price threshold for energy in Britain is set by the regulator twice a year for summer (April-September) and winter (October-March) periods. Suppliers cannot set prices above this maximum. Western countries have imposed sanctions against Russia due to a special military operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine. The new restrictions affected mainly the banking sector and the high-tech sector. Calls to abandon Russian energy sources have become louder. However, the disruption of supply chains has led to economic problems in Europe and the US, most notably higher food and fuel prices. In the UK, tariff hikes have driven inflation to its highest level in 30 years, hitting 6.2 percent in February. According to a survey conducted by the National Statistical Office, residents of the United Kingdom have to seriously reduce spending. Over half of respondents said they save on non-essential items, 34 percent on gas or electricity, and 31 percent on food and essentials.Putin: sanctions against Russia caused an unprecedented crisis and inflation in the West


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