We’re in the midst of an energy emergency that is only going to get worse. Energy bills are predicted to skyrocket to £3500 in October and £4200 in January. Labour would act now to stop energy bills rising, saving you £1000 this winter, paid for by the eye-watering profits of oil and gas giants.
Families in Cardiff North are worried sick about their energy bills now, let alone this winter. Labour won’t let people pay a penny more on their winter fuel bills and our fully-costed plan would save households money and help bring energy costs back under control.
It’s outrageous that people on prepayment meters also have to pay more for their energy. Especially when it is often those on the lowest incomes, squeezed hardest by the cost of living crisis who pay more than those paying by direct debit. Labour would end this injustice, giving relief on energy bills for 4 million households. Struggling families shouldn’t have to pay more to heat their homes and keep the lights on.
This zombie government is failing hard-working families and is too caught up with fighting themselves to show the urgency this crisis demands. Neither Tory candidates have the strong leadership or solutions the country needs to get us through this. In fact, Truss’ plan to reverse the recent increase to National Insurance contributions is predicted to save households a measly 76p a month and leave the richest households better off by £93 a month. Sunak’s plans to cut VAT on fuel is predicted to have little to no impact for low-income households.
Labour will take the action that’s needed now to get people through the cost of living crisis, and build the stronger, more secure economy Cardiff North and the UK deserves.