Labor will likely use an opposition debate to force a parliamentary vote on removing VAT from home energy bills. The party urged Tories to support the vote in an effort to help “hard workers cope with a growing cost-of-living crisis.”
Mr Johnson faces mounting pressure to tackle the energy crisis as fears grow over a £ 2,000 energy bill for residential houses in April, as the price cap is set to rise.
Trade body Energy UK had predicted that the skyrocketing rise could hit households in a hurry in April – when the price cap changes take effect.
There have been warnings that average households could pay nearly £ 700 or more per year, amid rising wholesale gas prices around the world.
The energy crisis has led some to accuse Boris of betraying Brexit promises he made to remove the 5% EU VAT that Britain no longer needs to pay since leaving the bloc .
Sky News reported that according to a YouGov poll, 56% of people think Boris Johnson should step down.
Earlier, Mr Johnson and Michael Gove wrote in The Sun during the Brexit campaign: ‘Fuel bills will be lower for everyone. In 1993, VAT on household energy bills was imposed.
“It makes gas and electricity much more expensive… When we vote for the holiday, we can remove this unfair and damaging tax. “
Recently Mr Johnson suggested he would not cut VAT on energy bills as it would help ‘a lot of people who may not need support’ with the rising cost of living .
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“This tells you everything you need to know about this government which he says should prioritize the oil and gas companies making huge windfall profits that they say are ‘struggling’, rather than the British people who are faced with the real struggle to pay his energy bills.
“The work will stand up for millions of families across the country, with a package that will not only help the average household with around £ 200 off bills, but also targeted and targeted support for those who need it most – y including the low income, the retired and the tight middle – with up to £ 600 in total on their bills. “