Thursday 16 March 2017 / 6:23 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

The Tories would rather let giant corporations continue to rip off customers than to take action – Whitehead

Alan
Whitehead, Shadow Minister for Energy and Climate Change,
following the debate
on energy prices earlier today, said:

“Today’s
Parliamentary debate shows yet again that this Tory Government will not stand
up for hard-pressed families being squeezed by Big Six energy company
prices and rip-off tariffs rises. The Government’s own investigation
found that customers lost almost £2bn a year due to excessive pricing by energy
companies, but the Tories would rather let giant corporations continue to rip
off customers than to take action.

“Labour
will introduce a firm price cap on energy price rises and rip-off tariffs,
blocking companies from making extortionate price increases. After seven years
of Tory failure, working people need a government that will fight their
corner.”