Martin Lewis ‘Loses His Rag’ At Ofgem Over New Energy Bill Changes: ‘F***ing Disgrace’

Martin Lewis surprised his Twitter following when he revealed how he had lashed out in a meeting with Ofgem on Monday.

As the founder of the Money Saving Expert website, Lewis revealed that he called Ofgem’s recently proposed changes to energy bills a “fucking disgrace” during a meeting with the energy regulator.

Lewis has developed a reputation for providing sound financial advice to help every household in recent years, and has become a measured – and neutral – voice amid the political ire, meaning his outburst was all the more surprising.

He explained what happened in the tense meeting in a Twitter thread, where he wrote: “I’d like to formally apologise to the Ofgem staff for losing my rag in a background briefing just now and saying its changes are a ‘fucking disgrace that sells consumers down the river’.

“I should’ve behaved better. My ire’s institutional not individual, it was inappropriate.”

Back in April, Ofgem raised the cap on energy bills (to a record £1,971) meaning the average household’s annual bill would be increased by £700. It was one of the defining moments which pushed the country into the current cost of living crisis.

Now, Ofgem has suggested energy price hikes should become smaller, but more frequent – meaning reviews would happen every three months instead of every six.

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