United Kingdom

Labor is calling for a return to parliament on Monday ahead of an energy price hike Political news

Labor is calling for parliament to be recalled before energy price hikes.

The opposition party has written to Boris Johnson, as well as Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, asking MPs to return to Westminster on Monday to try to propose their plan to freeze the border.

The price cap is set to be raised later this month, meanwhile Parliament doesn’t return from summer vacation until September 5th.

Cornwall Insight’s estimate predicts the price range will rise to more than £3,500 from just under £2,000 and is likely to stay like that for a year. inflation increased to 10.1% this week.

The letter, written by the shadow leader of the House of Representatives, Thangam Debonaire, said the country faced an “urgent choice”.

Mrs. Debonaire said: “People in the UK are being forced to make unimaginable choices about how to pay their bills, causing immense stress for households and businesses.

“That is why I am writing to you to call for an early recall of Parliament on Monday 22nd August so that we can freeze the energy price cap now ahead of winter.

“In seven days, Ofgem will announce the increase in the energy price threshold.

“With inflation rising to 10.1%, this will not only send households into a further spiral of anxiety, prompting them to cut even further ahead of winter. But it will create another shock for our economy. businesses and households on the brink, we can’t wait to act.

“Families deserve a government that stands by them and is ready to take the action that is needed now to meet the scale of this national emergency. I urge you to accept Work:plan and take action to freeze the price cap now.”

Labour’s plan to freeze the price cap for six months is estimated to cost around £30 billion.

None of Mr. Johnson’s Mrs. Truss or Mr. Sunak have shown any inclination that they will support Labour’s decision.

Read more:
Government ‘asleep at the wheel’ as Ofgem director quits
Direct debits on energy bills rise until the next price rise

Mr Johnson is careful not to make big spending promises before he leaves office.

The government spokesman, responding to the call of the Labor Party, said: “The government continues to focus on delivering to the public.

“While the fiscal decisions of the coming months will be up to the next Prime Minister, we are continuing to directly support people now with financial support as part of our existing £37 billion package, which will continue to arrive in the coming weeks and months to help people with rising living costs;

“This includes a second Living Cost Payment of £324 for vulnerable households which will go into people’s bank accounts in the autumn, extra help for pensioners and disabled people and a £400 discount on energy bills for all households this winter.”

Labor is calling for a return to parliament on Monday ahead of an energy price hike Political news

Source Labor is calling for a return to parliament on Monday ahead of an energy price hike Political news

Back to top button