Fair By Design has written to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Claire Coutinho, Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, calling for them to consult on an energy social tariff. In the letter, which has been signed by 144 organisations, charities and MPs, we call for the Government to deliver on their promise to consult on future approaches to consumer protection in the energy market, including a social tariff.
Maria Booker, Head of Policy at Fair By Design, said:
“The government has not delivered on its promise to consult in time to have a social tariff in place for April 2024 when the Energy Price Guarantee comes to an end. This is very disappointing. Today Fair By Design, alongside industry and over 140 consumer organisations is once again calling on the Treasury to make good on its commitment to support those who are struggling the most. Energy bills are predicted to remain high until the end of the decade. The government’s ‘wait and see’ approach is simply ducking the issue. The government urgently needs to consult on targeted support to ensure that the poorest households can afford to put hot food on the table and keep warm. This is a minimal ask to live with dignity in 2023.”
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NOTES TO EDITORS
Please see the full press release and notes on the National Energy Action website