Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Delivering an energy market people can trust

Another day, another inflation-busting price hike from the big energy companies.

The latest price rises show clearer than ever why Labour’s price freeze is needed.

This week, former Tory Prime Minister John Major became the latest voice to recognise what we all know: people are sick and tired of being left out of pocket because of David Cameron’s failure to stand up to the energy companies.

In the last few weeks, four out of the ‘Big Six’ energy companies have hiked their prices, adding as much as £130 to the average bill.

Energy Bills are already up by an average £300 since David Cameron took office and yet his answer to the price rise is to tell people to put a jumper on.

These latest price rises show more clearly than ever why Labour’s price freeze is needed.

Britain’s energy market isn’t working for ordinary families and businesses. Labour’s energy freeze will save money for 27 million households and 2.4 million businesses and our plans to reset the market will deliver fairer prices in the future.

David Cameron needs to get a grip on the cost of living crisis most of us face. Energy prices are sending household bills sky high and however hard people work, they just can’t keep up.

This Prime Minister is completely out of touch. He stands up only for a privileged few and has no answers to the cost of living crisis he’s created.