Rising Rural bills

Households in rural areas will be worst affected by rising energy bills, according to new Labour analysis. The party found that rural households will pay around a third more to heat their homes on average as prices rise, partly due to a higher proportion of low-energy-efficiency homes in those areas. Shadow DEFRA Secretary Jim McMahon said the government’s £200 energy discount/loan would “do nothing to tackle the bill hikes people in rural communities have been facing every year.”

POLITICO London Playbook Tuesday 5 April