Action call as Centrica warns price hike ahead

As Centrica, the owner of British Gas, today (Friday) warns that households face further increases in their gas bills, SNP Westminster Energy spokesperson Mike Weir MP called on the UK Government to ‘stop tinkering and take action’ to help energy consumers.

Mr Weir said:

“With Centrica warning of another price hike ahead, the other big energy companies will not be far behind. These increases are just not sustainable for households who are already struggling to keep up with bills.

“With another jump in prices ahead the UK Government must stop tinkering and started taking action to help consumers.

“People just cannot keep absorbing continuous energy price increases like this, and the Government must step in.

"With fuel poverty amid energy plenty the energy market clearly is not working for the consumer and there is now an overwhelming case for strong reforms to keep the energy market in check.

“Ministers need to take action to help long suffering domestic customers, as well as businesses which are being crushed under the weight of these additional costs."