Watch as emotional Martin Lewis begs Dominic Raab to help 'desperate' families struggling with energy bill hikes

Watch as emotional Martin Lewis begs Dominic Raab to help 'desperate' families struggling with energy bill hikes

MARTIN Lewis has begged Dominic Raab to provide more help to 'desperate' families struggling with energy bill hikes.

The MoneySavingExpert founder said people are in a "desperate situation" and begged the Deputy Prime Minister to do more to help struggling families while presenting a cost of living special for Good Morning Britain earlier today.

Martin said: "If you could hear the desperation of the debt counsellors and the disability charities. There are people in this country with disabilities who do not have enough money."

He highlighted the struggles of ill and disabled people, who often need to use more gas and electricity for their care and urged the government to step in to help.

"People are going to in a desperate situation about starving or giving their children medicine here, can you please do more, please?" Martin said.

Dominic Raab said the Health Secretary and the Work and Pensions Secretary are doing everything they can to protect vulnerable people.

"We are doing as much as we can and we will always look if there are better ways of doing it," the Deputy Prime Minister said in response.

Families are facing higher bills as the cost of living crunch continues to impact budgets across the UK – and rising energy costs are pushing cash-strapped households to the brink.

Households will see their bills double to an average of £1,971 from Friday, April 1 when the price cap – which limits how much suppliers can charge customers for energy – goes up.

The price cap is also expected to go up again in October to keep up with record market prices and the cost of supplier failures.

Martin Lewis had previously shared emotional and messages from viewers who are struggling with the rising cost of living.

Speaking to health secretary Sajid Javid earlier this month, he said: "People on oxygen concentrators, people on dialysis machines, people with electric wheelchairs, are in panic and shock that their lives are going to be cut off because of these energy rises."

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