The Queen’s Speech sets out government plans for the next 12 months. My constituents tell me the issues of greatest concern are: cost of living; energy prices; childcare costs; elderly care; lack of neighbourhood police; education. There’s no action on childcare costs despite its impact on employment and family budgets and no plan for energyContinue reading Vital issues are ignored
Steve McCabe MP for Birmingham Selly Oak has shared his concerns that the energy price cap, announced today, will see energy bills soar by 54% from April 1st. Labour has expressed concern that the government’s mismanagement of Britain’s energy sector, for the past ten years, is a major factor in skyrocketing prices. Dozens of energyContinue reading Birmingham MP backs Labour’s plans to lower soaring energy bills
As we look to the New Year, I doubt the government is short on advice for dealing with the many problems we face. The Prime Minister isn’t exactly entering the year in a blaze of glory. He’s alienated his own MPs, fallen out with the voters and is beginning to look like a loser asContinue reading Scrapping VAT on fuel bills in winter would be huge benefit to families
Steve McCabe MP has called a Government decision to raise the energy price cap at the very time when unemployment is set to soar as ‘ratcheting up not levelling up.’ Today Ofgem announced the energy price cap will return to pre-pandemic levels on 1 April 2021, putting thousands of households at risk of fuel poverty. The most recent GovernmentContinue reading Birmingham MP Condemns Ratcheting up of Energy Bills as Unemployment Soars
Steve McCabe MP (Birmingham, Selly Oak) has asked Theresa May directly about the failure of the Government’s flagship policy on an energy cap which Ofgem relaxed just weeks after it came into force.
During Prime Ministers Questions on Wednesday 13 February, Steve McCabe MP asked Theresa May about the failure of the governments’ flagship policy to cap energy prices.
Steve McCabe, Member of Parliament for Birmingham Selly Oak, is supporting calls for energy market action, as shocking figures reveal people in Selly Oak are over-paying £6, 040, 000 a year on their energy bills, meaning £255 per household.
Both the Coalition and the Cameron government rather quickly lost their appetites for a coherent and enthusiastic energy policy that could address high costs and the poor energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock. The decision to completely scrap the Department for Energy and Climate Change suggests that Theresa May’s government is as unlikely as its immediate predecessors to tackle such matters. Many feel they ought to get on and publish the long overdue Bonfield Review which offers a crumb of comfort for those concerned about the confused state of government energy policy.