No other way to describe it really.
The heads of the biggest gas and electricity companies are being ordered by the Government to hand over part of their multi-billion pound profits – or face a new windfall tax.
These soaring profits are due more to a quirk of the accounting system than anything else. Explained here.
There will be a time when raw materials prices start to fall: and then profits will tumble. The government going to give the money back at that point?