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Energy bills: Labour to make cost of living statement ‘soon’

[ad_1] Labour's Bridget Philipson said the party has been "consistently ahead of the government" on this issue – from the windfall tax to cutting VAT on energy bills.The shadow education secretary said the country would "hear very, very soon" from leader Sir Keir Starmer about Labour's new proposals to deal with the cost of living and rising fuel bills.Live: People told to wait for more help with energy bills [ad_2]
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Energy bills: James Cleverly on help for poorer and vulnerable people

[ad_1] James Cleverly says the UK had the highest tax burden for 70 years under Rishi Sunak as chancellor, and higher than competitors.The education secretary, who backs Liz Truss for the Tory leadership, was asked by Simon Jack on BBC Radio 4 what help Truss would give to pensioners and others who do not pay tax and were struggling with rising energy bills.Cleverly said the UK needed to make itself
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Martin Lewis: Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss must set out energy bill plans

[ad_1] Martin Lewis, founder of the Money Saving Expert website has urged both candidates for the Conservative leadership to set out detailed plans for helping people with rising energy bills. Speaking to BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he said rising prices were a “national crisis on the scale we saw in the pandemic, we are currently in that position of watching the beds in European hospitals and doing nothing about
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Campaigners call for artificial grass tax

[ad_1] Campaigners are petitioning the government to introduce a tax on artificial lawns "in order to act as a deterrent and encourage land owners towards less damaging and more sustainable options".One of the campaigners calling for the tax, Charlotte Howard, says plastic grass 'kills anything in the soil beneath'.In a statement, a government spokesperson said "there are no current plans to introduce a tax on artificial grass" but that "in