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All households in the UK are set to have £400 knocked off their energy bills this winter – and won’t have to pay it back.

Rishi Sunak announced the grants would double from £200 to £400 for all households – and would no longer be repayable – as part of a package to help with the spiralling cost of living crisis.

Mr Sunak also said that around eight million households on means-tested benefits will receive £650 in two lump sum payments, with one in July and one in the autumn.

In the autumn, pensioner households will get £300 one-off payment and disabled people will get a £150 payment.

The measures will be funded by a windfall tax on profits of oil and gas giants in a major U-turn by ministers.

The announcement comes the day after Sue Gray’s partygate report ( NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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Despite the additional support, most households will still face enormous rises, as the UK’s energy regulator Ofgem warned energy bills will rocket by another £800 in October to £2,800.

The typical energy bill has risen by an average of £700 in April, while average bills will have increased by 119 percent in a year.

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