This Morning's Martin Lewis in chilling warning over fuel crisis saying some will 'choose between heating and eating'

THIS Morning star Martin Lewis has issued a chilling warning over the fuel crisis engulfing Britain.

A rise in global gas prices is pushing up bills with the money saving expert saying some will feel they're forced to choose "between heating and eating".

Martin was talking about a "perfect storm" of factors on the show today that are likely to clobber ordinary people.

Among them are rocketing fuel costs and and the ending of the Universal Credit benefit boost that helped claimants through the Covid pandemic.

Host Phillip Schofield asked Martin: "You say this is a perfect storm. Food prices going up, the lack of CO2, haulage drivers are very scarce now, energy's going up.

"How do you see us as a nation moving into the winter?"

Martin, 49, explained: "Over the pandemic we've been a nation split.

"Quite a substantial number of people have been better of than they ever have before – those who've kept in jobs and been working from home or sometimes on furlough have had much lower costs.

"Many people have vastly increased their savings.

"Then you have the other group of people who have been devastated and are struggling due to the pandemic and it's for those I'm really worried about.

"You factor in the end of the Universal Credit uplift, the end of furlough, the end of the self-employment grants, inflation, the energy price hikes.

"While it will be few people, there will certainly be some people who feel they are choosing between heating and eating.

"If that's you, speak to your energy company, check you're getting enough benefits.

"Certainly our politicians right across the board need to look at the cost of living for those people who struggled during the pandemic, including the group who were excluded for any help."

He concluded: "I think we have some tough decisions to make as a nation."

Martin was answering questions from viewers affected by the collapse of a string of gas companies amid a near-certain rocketing of prices for customers.

Wholesale gas prices have risen 70 per cent in a month, and 250 per cent since January.



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