“That is why we had to act as a government. First of all, by making sure - and this will start on Saturday - that nobody is having to pay a typical fuel bill of more than £2,500.”

PM Liz Truss, BBC Radio Norfolk

29 September 2022


Full Fact shows that the figure of £2,500 is based on average energy usage. Some households will pay less and some will pay more.

From Full Fact: ‘In response to Full Fact’s request for comment, Downing Street directed us to Ms Truss’s 8 September speech announcing the policy in Parliament, where she said: “A typical household will pay no more than £2,500 per year for each of the next two years”.’


Liz Truss is once again being careful with language here. Many ordinary people will have gained the impression from listening to her that their bills will be capped at £2,500. That is not the case. Truss has used the slippery term “typical”. Readers can judge for themselves whether she is being dishonest. 

We emailed Liz Truss’ office offering her the chance to respond. The email was received, but no reply.