On 11th January, Mary highlighted the rising anxieties of people who are set to see their energy bills soar in the coming months. A recent YouGov poll has stated that a third of people said a £25 a month increase to their bills would be unaffordable.
Mary affirmed Labour’s position on tackling the cost of living crisis head on, through expanding the warm homes grant and a windfall tax on North Sea Oil and Gas companies.
Speaking up for the residents of the City of Durham who will feel the squeeze on their income the most, Mary said “The Government will no doubt protest that these plans cost money, but what is public money for if not to be spent on the public? At a time when households are experiencing greater pressure than ever on their resources, it is the Government’s duty to relieve that pressure.”
Watch Mary’s address to Parliament on the cost of living, here.
Labour have a plan to protect ordinary people in the City of Durham from the worst of rising energy bills and we would pay for it with a windfall tax on North Sea Oil and Gas profits.
Unfortunately, this Tory government has no plan to keep the cost of living low. pic.twitter.com/WDQGruj4GS
— Mary Kelly Foy MP (@marykfoy) January 12, 2022