Rochdale MP, Tony Lloyd, is demanding the government acts now to prevent millions of households becoming impoverished following reports that the energy price cap is projected to rise again in October this year.
Tony said, “We’re in the middle of a cost of living crisis and I’m meeting more and more people and families in Rochdale who are struggling to cope.
“A rise in the price cap in October this year, combined with the seasonal increase in demand for energy in winter, will only exacerbate the situation and impoverish millions of the poorest in Britain who already face rocketing fuel costs.
“That’s why I’m calling on the government to act now to prevent this, by directing Ofgem to rule out any increase in the energy price cap in October.”
Tony is one of 24 cross-party Members of Parliament to co-sign an Early Day Motion (EDM) demanding action from the government, noting that “energy companies have made record profits this year”, adding the government must “direct Ofgem to rule out any increase in the energy price cap in October.”
Notes for editors:-
• The full text of the EDM, including the full list of signatories, can be found here