Premier League clubs are discussing opening up parts of their stadiums as warm banks for those who cannot afford to heat their homes this winter due to soaring energy costs.
Although Liz Truss has vowed to cap energy prices, which you and your children will pay for over the next 10-20 years, rather than tax energy companies, energy bills are still significantly higher than they were this time last year and many people are struggling.
Added to the increased cost of food, many are already making a choice between eating and heating as the impact of 12 years of Tory rule, and the fallout from Brexit, exacerbates the cost of living crisis that is being felt all around the world.
While we have heard talk of libraries and other government buildings being used as ‘warm banks’, Premier League football clubs could now also open their doors to ensure fewer people freeze un England.
Writing in the Daily Mail on Saturday, Matt Hughes reports, “A number of Premier League clubs have held talks about opening areas of their grounds on non-matchdays this winter to provide warm areas for retired and unemployed fans who may be struggling to heat their homes due to the huge increase in their energy bills.”
With no cap for businesses in place until Truss took action, EFL clubs are said to be worried about being able to afford their own energy bills, which has already seen countless businesses across the country have to close.