MILLIONS of households on fixed energy deals have been given fresh hope that they can get a discount on bills.

The new prime minister Liz Truss announced a raft of emergency measures to help buffer households against spiralling energy bills.

She announced an energy price cap freeze which will see no household pay more than £2,500 on average for their energy bills – helping 25million customers.

The price cap limits the amount energy firms can charge – but not the amount that households will pay.

It comes in addition to the £400 energy discount for all homes.

Today, the Prime Minister also announced:

  • A two year price freeze on bills, saving households £1,000
  • Support for businesses for at least six months
  • Households will still get the £400 rebate on bills this winter
  • Millions excluded by the price cap to get support from a new fund

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However, 6.2million customers are on fixed deals which means they could be paying more than the new Energy Price Guarantee.

However, it is understood that the government is in talks with suppliers to provide a discount rebate on bills to those locked in to higher prices.

It's not clear how much these households will get, or how it will be dished out.

Earlier today, Martin Lewis called on the government to provide help to customers on fixed tariffs.

Many customers decided to take out expensive fixed deals over fears on spiralling costs, with bills predicted to hit next year.

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Ms Truss also announced that businesses will have a separate six-month scheme offering the same support.

It will be extended to the most vulnerable industries, including business, charities and schools.

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