Ofgem and govt failing to protect communities over energy costs
- Monday 27 February 2023
Responding to today’s announcement by the regulator Ofgem over changes to the energy price cap, Unite general secretary Sharon Graham said:
“Ofgem’s latest manoeuvres on the energy price cap do next to nothing to ease the pressure on workers and communities already haunted by the arrival of their fuel bills. This out of touch government is clearly preparing to pull the plug on protecting consumers and is totally abdicating any responsibility for dealing with the runaway profiteering of energy companies.
“A matter of days ago Centrica/British Gas announced its 2022 profits had trebled to more than £3 billion. This year, it’s planning a £500 million share buy back for a bonanza pay out for its shareholders. The British economy is broken for workers - different choices need to be made.”
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Unite is the UK and Ireland’s leading union fighting to protect and advance jobs, pay and conditions for members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Sharon Graham.