Urgent action needed to avoid rising Gas prices
Urgent action needed to avoid rising Gas prices

The Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng has been holding emergency talks with Gas companies to try to contain the fallout caused by soaring prices on residents and businesses.

The Government have once again failed to plan for the long-term and now find themselves in the situation where they are exposed and expecting families and businesses to pay the price.

If they fail to contain this fallout then the wider consequences could be devastating for families, businesses, supermarkets and the NHS. The chair of the NHS Confederation has warned that the lack of carbon dioxide from the crisis could lead to operations being cancelled adding to the enormous backlog that already exists due to Covid.

Boris Johnson promised that his Brexit deal would lead to lower energy prices, yet we are suffering from the biggest increase in Europe. This man cannot be trusted with decisions that have such a huge impact on people’s day to day lives.

I’m calling on the government to do all they can to resolve this issue urgently before even more strain is added to families and businesses. Many families across Sheffield Heeley and the country will be adversely affected by the cuts to Universal Credit, which, if the Tories have their way will be introduced in less than three weeks’ time. This is an added cost that will push even more families and children onto poverty.

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