If ministers are talking with energy bosses over bills, why wait until September to act?

Nadhim Zahawi: waving the flag won’t help his image if he doesn’t come back from his meeting with the energy firm bosses with a tangible plan to tackle the cost of living crisis – that can be put into practice IMMEDIATELY.

It’s only good news that Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi and other ministers are meeting energy firm bosses to discuss ways to ease the payment burden on customers if that relief happens immediately.

So why are these Tories determined to wait until September, when the new prime minister is sworn in?

Here’s the gist of the story:

Ministers will hold talks with energy giants on Thursday to discuss measures to ease the cost of living.

The government says talks will focus on how energy companies can alleviate pressure on consumers.

But Treasury officials have stressed that any big decisions will be decided by the next prime minister, when they take office in early September.

Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi has said he would make sure options and ideas were in place for the new PM.

There is absolutely no reason to wait.

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis has made it clear that a precedent was set in May for the government to bring forward urgent relief measures that could save millions from poverty and associated mental illness.

In fact, a meeting today (Thursday, August 11) means a relief plan could be announced before the weekend.

That would be better for the nation, for the Tories, and even for the energy firms – as their bosses would know exactly what the government will do, well in advance, and will be able to plan their own strategy for it.

The longer the Tories delay, the more stupid, small-minded and petty they seem.

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2 thoughts on “If ministers are talking with energy bosses over bills, why wait until September to act?

  1. Jeffrey Davies

    Not worry then we pay on the never never do you think they going to lower their bills back to normal prices I rather doubt then they say we ok they talked them into giving us credit the never never way to pay ouch

  2. Stu

    “Labour’s Bridget Philipson 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 yesterday”
    Still not a peep from him since then.
    (Funny how Starmer’s usual backup Rayner’s been silent since her lover was fired)

    Point I’m making is that there’s absolutely NO opposition to force anyone, anywhere to change their direction and help the desperate population out.

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