Britain’s Chancellor George Osborne was last night under pressure to slash green taxes after fears they could add £425 to household energy bills over the next six years.
The TaxPayers’ Alliance warned Government subsidies for wind farms and other “renewable” energy sources would more than double from under £2billion this year to £5billion by 2019.
Household energy bills are expected to be £80 a year higher by then as a direct result of levies designed to help the Government hit green energy targets.
Senior Tories want the Chancellor to use his Autumn Statement mini-budget to scrap green taxes to help hard-pressed families cope.They believe he needs to respond to the energy bills freeze proposed by Labour leader Ed Miliband.
Alliance chief Matthew Sinclair said: “If the Government want to ease pressure on living standards, they need to scrap renewable energy subsidies. It is a joke for Mr Miliband to pretend he is taking on the big six when he proposes to keep the targets in place.”
Daily Express, 7 October 2013