Boris Johnson was urged today to tackle the cost of living ’emergency’ and save families from soaring energy bills.
He is under growing pressure from his backbenchers to scrap the green taxes that make up a quarter of electricity bills and cost households as much as £200 a year.
He is also facing demands to honour a Brexit campaign pledge to scrap VAT on fuel – knocking another £60 off annual bills.
Some experts fear power bills could double in a ‘year of the squeeze’ – along with higher taxes and soaring inflation. Craig Mackinlay, of the Net Zero Scrutiny Group of Tory MPs, said: ‘People have no choice but to pay their bills, so millions of families will be pushed into fuel poverty.
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