There isn’t a day that goes by that residents don’t contact me because they are worried about the cost-of-living crisis, rising energy bills and how they will make ends meet.
Reports show that more than 70% of households in Yorkshire face fuel poverty. Fuel poverty is a stain on our country, and this is a shocking figure and shows the true extent of what people are facing daily. But it doesn’t need to be this way!
We need to tackle the energy crisis head on, and we should be doing much more to support people, both now and in the future. The government has offered some support, but it’s clear that it’s not enough
With households wondering how they’re going to make ends meet when faced with such high energy bills, the government must provide more support for households, and this should be paid for by a Windfall Tax.
This is what a Labour government would do, and we’d cut energy bills for good, saving each UK household £476 every year until 2030. Labour has been leading the way through our Green Prosperity Plan.
Our Green Prosperity Plan details how we will invest in gigafactories and alternative fuel sources like hydrogen, solar and onshore and offshore wind. Investing in these green industries is essential both for our environment and our economy.