MP calls on Prime Minister to help reduce energy costs in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Live reports that Sleaford and North Hykeham MP, Dr Caroline Johnson, is calling on the Prime Minister to help lower energy and fuel prices amid calls for VAT on energy to be scrapped

Dr Johnson asked Boris Johnson what he can do to help lower the ever-increasing energy and fuel prices, as rural parts of the country in particular are struggling with colder temperatures in winter and relying on cars more.

Boris Johnson said the government was doing 'everything it can' but trade body Energy UK has predicted that gas and electricity bills could rise by a further 50 per cent by spring this year.

Dr Johnson said during Prime Minister's Questions: "Many of my constituents have contacted me with their concerns about rising utility bills and the high costs of fuel to their cars.

People in rural constituencies like Sleaford and North Hykeham are particularity affected by this.

Because rural areas are colder in the winter, many of the homes are not on the gas grid.

Rural people are much more reliant on their cars and public services are much further from home.

I'd therefore like to ask my right honourable friend what more he can do for particularly in rural communities to ensure that my constituents have a reliable and affordable source of energy and fuel."

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Lincolnshire Live - MP calls on Prime Minister to help reduce energy costs in Lincolnshire


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