Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, has slammed the Conservatives for a decade of dither, delay and poor planning on Britain’s energy sector, as families in Ogmore are being forced to pay for the UK Tory Government’s mistakes.
To address the immediate crisis, Chris Elmore has said Labour would bring in fully-funded measures now to reduce the expected price rise in April – saving most households in Ogmore around £200 or more.
The Labour Party would also increase and expand the Warm Home’s Discount, targeting extra support to the squeezed middle, pensioners and the lowest earners, saving 12,981 households in Ogmore up to £600 off bills in total, and preventing the exponential increase in energy bills currently expected.
Labour would pay for this plan with a one-off windfall tax on North Sea Oil and Gas producers who have witnessed profits skyrocket during the energy crisis, at a time when many across the country are in the grips of a cost-of-living crisis.
Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said:
“A decade of failed Conservative policy has left Britain deeply vulnerable, and families in Ogmore are being left to suffer through an energy price crisis with very little support from the UK Tory Government.
Labour has a plan to support families and keep energy bills low. Labour will take immediate action to stop energy prices rising and save most households around £200 or more. We will also expand the Warm Homes Discount scheme to provide extra targeted support for the squeezed middle, pensioners and lowest earners.
But Labour also has plans to keep energy bills lower in the future, from more investment into renewable and nuclear energy, to retrofitting 19 million homes to make them more energy efficient and introducing reforms to the broken energy system.”