Thursday morning news briefing: 'Never again' vow on sky-high bills – The Telegraph

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The long-awaited plan to protect households from soaring energy prices is being revealed today. 
Liz Truss will unveil fresh cost-of-living support by declaring that Britons must never again be forced to pay exorbitant energy bills – as she promises more North Sea drilling and ditches the fracking ban. 
Annual energy bills will be frozen at around £2,500 for the average household, both this winter and next, and green levies will be scrapped. 
Businesses will get protection from energy price hikes in a Covid-style Government intervention that could end up costing more than £150 billion. 
A No 10 source said Ms Truss wanted to "revolutionise energy supply" in Britain so that the soaring bills this winter would never be repeated. 
As political editor Ben Riley-Smith reports, she is understood to think the UK’s energy policy has been too short-termist and not focused enough on producing energy domestically. 
Read everything we know about how the price cap freeze could change your energy bills. To receive an update on the announcement direct to your phone this lunchtime, sign up to our politics group on WhatsApp.
Meanwhile, ministers are drawing up plans with energy companies on a public information campaign this winter to encourage people to reduce energy use, such as by switching off appliances and turning down thermostats. 
With every penny counting, half-truths abound about how to save energy around the home. Boudicca Fox-Leonard has our must-read 10 top tips, from how to boil water and when to charge your phone. 
And, for a small outlay, these are the energy-saving upgrades you can make to your home that will last for this winter and beyond.
The British Bill of Rights was scrapped on day one of Ms Truss’s premiership after Tories who say they are prepared to quit the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) were given senior jobs. 
In one of her first acts as Prime Minister, Ms Truss told the Cabinet that the Bill would be shelved as there were better ways to reform human rights laws. It had been due to return to Parliament next week. 
It is understood that the Bill could be replaced with a package of legislative measures designed to prevent illegal migrants and foreign criminals using the ECHR to avoid deportation. 
It came as ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s faced criticism for publishing a to-do list for Suella Braverman, the new Home Secretary, suggesting she should "scrap the Rwanda plan".
Ms Truss has vowed "ties are back" at No 10 as she prepares to reverse the casual Dominic Cummings era. 
The Prime Minister has made it clear she wants to reintroduce a dress code, as part of a more formal style of government. 
It is in contrast with the more lighthearted atmosphere under Boris Johnson and his chief of staff Mr Cummings, who a former government source described as "looking like he’d rolled off a bench". 
In other developments in the first days of Ms Truss’s premiership:
Matt finds a joke about the energy crisis in today’s cartoon, while cartoonist Murray looks at the future of Rishi Sunak’s supporters.
The Firm becomes the Gang | The "excited" Cambridge children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – have settled into their new school, with the milestone captured in photographs on their first day. The images also paint a picture of the modern Royal family as a self-proclaimed "gang" of five – and the Royal family’s future. Royal editor Hannah Furness says rarely in recent memory has the monarchy needed such an image of stability, continuity and uncomplicated youth.
After Ukrainian forces yesterday recaptured at least two villages in a surprise offensive that broke through the Russian front line south of Kharkiv, the advances positioned them to threaten one of the Kremlin’s key supply lines in the northern Donbas region. Sources reported the capture of the settlements of Verbivka and Volokhiv Yar and said Kyiv’s forces had "operationally surrounded" the town of Balakliya. Senior foreign correspondent Roland Oliphant has the latest developments.
Graham Potter is set to succeed Thomas Tuchel as Chelsea head coach after the German was sacked by the club’s new owners just three months after they formally took over the club. Co-controlling owners Todd Boehly and Behdad Eghbali met with Potter in London yesterday after being granted permission by Brighton and Hove Albion, hours after the dismissal of Tuchel. Matt Law has the latest on negotiations. Meanwhile, Liverpool suffered a crushing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Napoli.
Apple has lifted the launch price of its iPhones in the UK by up to £150 as inflation and the falling value of the pound hit British smartphone users. The latest iPhone 14 Pro, its flagship device, will start at £1,099, according to the technology company. That is a jump from £949 for its iPhone 13 Pro, its main flagship phone last year. Technology reporter Matthew Field has everything you need to know about the new model.
British beaches are often the first places we think of when looking for a change of scenery. Their edge-of-it-all location makes them places to go to feel humbled and refreshed. From off-the-grid houses to cottages in hidden coves, Sally Coffey has a guide to 10 amazing beach stays.
Courgette and lemon risotto | This dish by Jojo Tulloh is bursting with fresh flavours: basil, lemon and courgette.
‘Real life and real work’ | In a world where practical skills and employability are at a premium, it is time for the snobbery around BTecs to end, says Charlotte Lytton. She argues passionately that Britain needs vocational studies more than ever.
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