The comments made by Ed Miliband, the Shadow Climate Change and Net Zero Secretary, on 11 January 2022.
Broken promises don’t pay the bills.
Both Boris Johnson and Michael Gove promised to cut VAT on energy bills. But when push comes to shove, when families and pensioners really need support, they’ve broken that commitment.
While Michael Gove backpedals, Rishi Sunak is missing in action.
Labour would give families security by immediately cutting VAT on energy bills now – part of our plan to save households around £200 or more, with extra support for those feeling the squeeze the most, paid for by a windfall tax on oil and gas companies facing record profits.
A Labour government will invest in renewables, nuclear and upgrading homes to solve the long term problem that the Conservatives have created in our broken energy system.