Over-75s in Medway could save as much as £200 off their energy bills under new proposals announced by Labour. The plans would mean that energy companies are required to put all over 75s on the cheapest tariff for their electricity and gas.
Cllr Paul Godwin, Leader of the Labour Group said; “With more than 400 tariffs on offer, it’s no surprise that 80% of people in Medway are paying over the odds for their electricity and gas bills. This rip-off must end. To start with, the big energy companies must make sure pensioners over 75 are on the cheapest energy deal.”
Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, said; “Soaring energy bills are driving up inflation and contributing to the cost of living crisis affecting millions of families and pensioners. Labour’s plan to put all over 75s on the cheapest tariff will cut the gas and electricity bills of more than 4 million elderly pensioners, not through spending more money, but by getting our energy firms to show greater responsibility to their most vulnerable customers.”Other news from Medway Labour