The UK government has promised to provide financial support to businesses struggling with energy bills, but the scheme may not be ready until November, and businesses may have to wait several weeks for the support to arrive.
Why it matters
The delay in providing support to businesses could lead to a significant number of closures in the hospitality sector, which is already struggling due to the pandemic. The situation highlights the challenges faced by businesses in the UK as they try to navigate the energy crisis.
What the papers say
The Guardian, The Scotsman, The Mirror
How we got here
More on these topics
Elizabeth Mary Truss, known as Liz Truss, is a British politician serving as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade since July 2019 and Minister for Women and Equalities since September 2019.