Public reject Sunak’s ‘buy now, pay later’ energy plan

Responding to a new poll from Money Saving Expert, which shows 57% of bill payers would opt-out of the Government’s planned ‘energy rebate’ if they could, Liberal Democrat Treasury Spokesperson Christine Jardine MP said: “The Chancellor’s botched energy loan scheme is playing a game of Russian roulette with people’s finances. The public have given their verdict – they don’t want to be forced to take on this energy debt for years to come.

Christine Jardine MP

“Rishi Sunak needs to understand this is about more than numbers on a spreadsheet, it is about people’s lives.

“Rather than clobbering people now and in the future with a shoddy buy now pay later scheme, the Conservatives must increase support for families now.

“That should start by backing Liberal Democrat calls for a windfall tax on super profits of oil and gas firms, as part of our cost of living rescue package that would take £1,000 off the bills of a struggling family.”

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