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There is nothing free about all this
SO ENERGY prices are to rise substantially this winter, instigated by leading supplier British Gas.
They cite one of the main causes for the increase in tariff rates to be “environmental reasons” and I heard a TV news item where the British Gas spokesperson stated they needed extra revenue to stay in business and to pay for all the environmental improvements being made to dwellings throughout the UK on a Government incentive.
I am having additional insulation installed in my home free any day now so I guess I am paying for all this ‘free’ stuff through my increased bills. Is our benevolent government right to claim we have these environmental improvements free?
Bob Redwood, Main Street, Askham Bryan, York.
• IT WAS bound to happen, as sure as night follows day, that the energy companies would put up their tariffs.
The Government sits back and watches as the public are ‘robbed blind’ on the excuse of imminent cold weather, world shortages, etc. Come the end of the financial year, what’s the betting all of power suppliers will announce huge profits (again)?
Sadly I don’t know the answer as to how to beat them. Maybe if we all said “enough is enough” and refused to pay?
R Scholey, Langdale Grove, Selby.