Customers in fuel poverty are actually paying for green levies on bills, expert warns

Customers who are already in fuel poverty are “rationing” their energy use even further, practically giving up on their personal comfort in order to pay the green levies that are included in every bill, the Chair of the Government’s Fuel Poverty Advisory Group has warned.

According to a news report on this matter, speaking on the sidelines of the Energy UK conference yesterday, Mr. Derek Lickorish said: “It is completely inequitable that costs which should be met by the treasury are being loaded on to bills.

“People are rationing their use of energy” in order to pay the “regressive” and “intergenerational” levies, which fund schemes such as the Green Deal and ECO, he added.

The older generation in particular is being given a rough deal according to Mr Lickorish. Talking about the funding available for green home improvements he asked: “Why should my elderly father who’s nearly 95 be paying for something for me, which I will reap the benefits of in ten years’ time?”

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