The Papers: ‘Energy bills to hit £5,000’ and ‘heatwave UK’

Stories about the growing cost-of-living crisis and rapidly rising energy bills lead the majority of the front pages.

The Times leads with an article by the Conservative leadership candidate Rishi Sunak saying he wants to “cancel out energy price rises”. The former chancellor has written in the paper to promise to provide the support required to those who need it.

The Daily Telegraph report on Mr Sunak’s rival Liz Truss rejecting calls to increase the windfall tax on energy companies. The foreign secretary said it would send the wrong message to international investors.

The latest analysis, meanwhile, suggests that household energy bills could surge above £5,000 next year, a warning that the Daily Express described as “shocking”.

“PM turns up for meeting” is the headline on the Metro’s front page, after Boris Johnson met energy industry bosses yesterday – although no new measures were announced.

The Mirror says the Tories have no plans to tackle soaring bills, describing…

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