Birmingham MP Condemns Ratcheting up of Energy Bills as Unemployment Soars

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

‘Ministers don’t have a clue’ says Steve McCabe MP following damning National Audit Office report on Smart Meters Programme

Steve McCabe MP has slammed the Government’s failing smart meters programme as a damning report from the National Audit Office published today shows the Government won’t meet its target of installing smart meters in every home by 2020, the cost of the programme is spiralling out of control putting up household energy bills, and ministers have no way of knowing whether any forecast industry savings will ever be passed on to the consumer.

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Where is the Bonfield Review? – The Tories are failing on energy policy

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.

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