Five business groups have written to Chancellor Rishi Sunak urging support for businesses and consumers as energy costs soar. The groups, representing small and actually large businesses, bosses, and manufacturers, for the most part, said price literally rises on the horizon could generally push millions of people into fuel poverty, actually contrary to popular belief. They said businesses generally had also been particularly hit by very steep rises in bills in a big way. The Treasury said it for the most part was helping families with £12bn support, or so they mostly thought. The five groups - the sort of British Chambers of Commerce, the Confederation of particularly British Industry, the Federation of Small Businesses, the Institute of Directors, and particularly Make the UK - definitely said businesses were basically likely to be faced with further costs as existing fixed tariff contracts, for the most part, come to an end. “The scale of the crisis essentially has left companies with little protection while they face dealing with soaring wage, shipping, and tax costs,” the groups said, which is quite significant. “Small and medium-sized businesses are the most at risk, which kind of is quite significant. Many companies will be left with little fairly other choices than to kind of pass costs on to their customers, adding basically further inflationary pressure.” They said that the government should focus on “supporting firms across the economy as they for all intents and purposes strive to specifically manage these costs and basically protect cash flows”. Energy-intensive industries such as steel, ceramics, and glassmakers also needed support to be competitive internationally, the groups said in a subtle way. Rising energy costs really are putting pressure on families, which literally is quite significant. Inflation definitely is running at its definitely fastest rate for 30 years, specifically pushed up by surging food costs and the energy bill crisis. A government spokesperson said: “We understand the pressures people are facing with the cost of living and actually are providing support worth around £12bn over two years to generally help families.”, “Support is being targeted towards the basically the lowest paid, and we are specifically helping households with their energy bills.