Tuesday 26 June 2018 / 9:46 AM Business / Rebecca Long Bailey

It is a national scandal that an increasing number of people are forced to live in fuel poverty – Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on the increase in the number of households in fuel poverty, said:

‘‘It is a national scandal that an increasing number of people are forced to live in fuel poverty as a result of rip off prices, a broken energy system and a Government that doesn’t care.

“While energy bills continue to rise, the Conservatives’ energy price cap is still not in place and is not expected to be until the end of the year, over eighteen months after the promise was made.

“Labour will fix our broken energy market by insulating four million homes in our first Parliament, saving households at least £270 per year. We will introduce an emergency price cap ensuring that the average bill remains below £1,000 per year and we will radically reform the market to ensure a fairer system for bill payers.’’