UKIP Mid-Ulster Representative Alan Day has welcomed the recent Westminster debate on high energy costs, which was initiated by newly elected UKIP MPs Douglas Carswell & Mark Reckless.
Mr Day said:
“Hard pressed working families have been hit hard in recent years by government green taxes and rising oil prices. According to consumer group Which? household energy bills rose by over half between 2003 and 2012, from £790 to £1,200 a year. The problem is an acute one here in Northern Ireland where people are reliant on heating oil and we have some of the lowest wages in the UK, particularly here in Mid Ulster.”
Commenting further, he added:
“I welcome the recent reduction in the price of oil which has seen heating oil and petrol prices fall. However I would echo the calls by the Fair Fuel campaign and others that the full savings have not yet been passed on to consumers. With the tax take on a litre of petrol now approaching 70%, there is also room for the government to aid struggling families by reducing fuel duty, not increasing it!”
Tax take every time we fill up is rapidly approaching 70%. So it’s not ALL the fault of oil companies. @FairFuelUK http://ow.ly/3v4zIN
If you missed the first UKIP Westminster debate yesterday with Douglas Carswell MP and Mark Reckless MP, you can see it in full here: