Many opposition MPs support green levies on energy bills, which add around £153 per year for the average household, because the cash goes toward helping the UK achieve its net-zero ambitions.
But many backbench Tories want the levies to be scrapped, at least temporarily, with chair of the Commons Education Committee, Robert Halfon, describing the tax as a “millstone around people’s necks”.
Earlier this year, 20 Tories, backbenchers and peers, wrote to the prime minister urging him to scrap the tax, saying the UK had “almost uniquely caused our energy prices, through taxation and environmental levies, to increase faster than those of any other competitive country”.
And the think tank Centre for Policy Studies says removing the tax would be “an obvious win for consumers”.
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Date Added: Tuesday 31st May 2022