Responding to the Prime Minister’s energy announcement

Responding to the Prime Minister’s energy announcement today, the West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin has made the following statement.

West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin has made the following statement responding to the Prime Minister’s energy announcement.

“We have been clear that families are already feeling the pain of the cost of living crisis so today’s announcement is welcome but long overdue.

“It’s disappointing that, while millions struggle to meet basic living costs as the record level of inflation soars, there is nothing additional for those who need it most and this support falls way short for business.

“We must also avoid punishing future generations by saddling them with record levels of debt because Ministers bottled the Windfall Tax, or by trashing the environment through backing fracking and fossil fuels instead of renewables and energy efficiency.”

We must also avoid punishing future generations by saddling them with record levels of debt because Ministers bottled the Windfall Tax, or by trashing the environment through backing fracking and fossil fuels instead of renewables and energy efficiency.

Tracy Brabin Mayor of West Yorkshire

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