The Government are taking no action to help families with rocketing energy bills

5th June 2014

  • The average bill from the Big Six energy companies has risen by 5.5% in the last year
  • The average cost to each household is £1,264 each year
  • 34,999 households in Copeland would be £120 better off with Labour’s energy price freeze
In the Queen’s Speech this year, the Government announced nothing that would help families with ever growing energy bills.
Copeland MP, Jamie Reed said:
“High energy costs are taking their toll on family finances, yet the Government refuses to act.  The energy market isn’t working for ordinary families and businesses, and only Labour are pledging to take action on energy bills.
“Instead of defending the status quo that is seeing thousands of families in West Cumbria struggling to make ends meet, David Cameron should back Labour’s plans for reform in the household energy market with a freeze on prices until a new, stronger regulator can be put in place to work in the best interest of consumers.
“The Government has missed a huge opportunity to help people throughout our area.  An incoming Labour Government will legislate immediately to make the market fairer and to freeze prices which would save each of the 35,000 households in Copeland an average of £120 each.”
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