The comments made by Alan Whitehead, the Shadow Energy Minister, on 16 December 2020.
It’s deeply worrying to see so many households getting behind on their energy bills, as people across the country struggle with the worst recession of any major economy, job losses and lower incomes as a result of Covid-19.
The UK has some of the worst insulated homes in Europe, meaning higher energy bills and one in ten households experiencing fuel poverty. The Government must make their Green Homes Scheme work better to help retrofit homes at the pace and scale needed.
And Ministers must put in place the package of business support needed to save jobs and livelihoods during this crisis and beyond.