Wednesday 8 August 2018 / 10:16 AM Energy / Rebecca Long Bailey

The energy companies have gone way too far in ripping off their customers – Rebecca Long Bailey responds to British Gas energy price hike

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to the second energy price hike by British Gas this year, said:

“The energy companies have gone way too far in ripping off their customers.

“If it wasn’t for the Government’s delay implementing their promised energy price cap, customers would have been protected from this rise. Now, the cap will not be coming into force until later this year and energy companies are hiking their tariffs before it does.

“The next Labour government will tackle our broken energy market and bring parts of the energy system back into public ownership, so it works in the interests of the people and not rich shareholders.”