MP joins bid to tackle fuel poverty
ROYSTON MP Oliver Heald has joined a campaign to tackle the growing problem of fuel poverty. Mr Heald has signed an emergency motion calling for greater access to pricing information to help people get the best energy price for them, and for the benefits
ROYSTON MP Oliver Heald has joined a campaign to tackle the growing problem of fuel poverty.
Mr Heald has signed an emergency motion calling for greater access to pricing information to help people get the best energy price for them, and for the benefits of energy efficiency measures to be made more widely known.
He said: "In this bitter winter, fuel poverty has never been such an important issue, and I am happy to join this important campaign to get the best energy prices for vulnerable people."
It is thought that approximately 5.5million households in the UK live in fuel poverty, and spend more than 10 per cent of their income on fuel costs.
You may also want to watch:
Mr Heald has also hit out at the Government over pensions increases, accusing it of "sleight of hand".
Speaking during a debate in the House of Commons, he said: "Generous announcements are made, yet the overall effect, when we consider the detail, is not as good as it seems.
- 1 Lorry driver jailed for causing fatal A505 crash
- 2 New headteacher appointed for King James Academy Royston
- 3 Jail for thief who stole scrap metal worth hundreds
- 4 Arrest made after woman verbally abused in alleyway
- 5 Where has the Duke of Edinburgh visited in Hertfordshire?
- 6 Have your say on Barkway Road development proposal
- 7 'Community campaigns are making an impact, so have your say on rail link'
- 8 Man who climbed on Tesco freezer jailed for string of offences
- 9 Family builds fairy garden for grandchildren during lockdown
- 10 'We have a huge task on our hands, but The Pheasant will fly again'
"Why do ministers not have a look at what such little sleights of hand say to the general public and savers?"
The pension increase, announced in the pre-budget report last November, will see pensions rise by �6 a week.
It was denounced as "truly skinflint" by charity Help the Aged.