Tories think they don’t need to tell us how to save on energy – and the reason is DAFT!

Victoria Prentis: the minister for disabled people, work and health doesn’t think the government should run an information campaign telling people how to save money on their heating bills because there will be enough gas and electricity to provide the service. What good will that do if people can’t afford it?

Victoria Prentis is minister of state for disabled people, work and health – but she doesn’t seem to have much of a grip on her job.

Check out this clip from her interview with Kay Burley of Sky News:

“Some people can’t afford to put [the heating] on in the first place.” Damn straight.

And Prentis should know this. It’s her job.

Heating isn’t necessarily going to be affordable because of the government’s energy bill cap – because it only caps the unit price of energy, not the entire bill.

This means people cannot be sure they will only be expected to pay the capped price of £2,500 per year (£2,100 after the £400 subsidy the government is providing direct to householders – and yes, I know there are other amounts going to people with disabilities and pensioners).

Simply put: it is not a question of whether the gas or electricity is available to be used; the question is whether we can all afford to use it.

And there’s more. Here’s Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis, also criticising the government’s decision not to run an energy-saving campaign:

So Prentis wants the government to spend more money than it needs to, subsidising energy firms.

That is insane. But it’s the Liz Truss Tory government through and through.

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