Green Taxes Inflate Electricity Bills

Green Taxes Inflate Electricity Bills

£18 Billion a year! That's the staggering total cost of the joint Tory-LibDem-Labour-SNP 'green deal' imposed on British taxpayers by the Climate Change Act. Perhaps the most disgraceful tax of the whole lot is the “stealth tax” costing electricity billpayers hundreds of pounds a year.

Around 12 percent of the average energy bill set by the Energy Price Cap is an extra tax designed to pay for grotesquely inefficient green energy programmes.

Ecotricity boss Dale Vince said earlier this year: "The government talk about high energy prices and bemoan them... but what they don't talk about is the fact they take £9 billion a year from our energy bills in a combination of VAT and about five social and environmental policies."

The cap increased by £693 in April, causing millions of British households to fall into fuel stress.

But as the UK faces one of its worst cost of living crises in years, there are growing demands for the Government to scrap the taxes on energy to soften the burden on billpayers. While Western sanctions supposedly against Russia are pushing energy prices even higher, the bulk of the increase so far is the direct result of the political elite's vandalism as they dismantle our energy supply network in pursuit of their insane 'war on carbon'.