Teresa Archer, chief officer at Citizens Advice West Oxfordshire said it was “an extremely worrying time for many”.

She said: “With the 54% rise to the energy price cap, the loss of the £20 per week Universal Credit uplift and increasing food costs, we encourage those people who are in debt or are struggling to budget to get in touch so we can help them through these challenging times.

“The £200 energy loan announced by Government last week will be given to all households in October 2022. Whilst this will help some people in the short term, it will still have to be paid back in the longer term keeping bills higher for longer.

We are encouraging people to speak to us as soon as they can.”

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