Labour Party to call for energy price freeze this autumn

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<p>Keir Starmer can learn from Tony Blair’s attitude towards the Labor Party leadership in opposition (Photo: Danny Lawson/PA)</p>
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Keir Starmer can learn from Tony Blair’s attitude towards the Labor Party leadership in opposition (Image: Danny Lawson/PA)

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As UK households continue to struggle to pay their bills, Labor will on Monday (15 August) call for the energy price cap to be frozen at its current level of £1,971.

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According to The Observer, Labor leader Sir Keir Starmer will call for the price cap to be frozen when he outlines his party’s plans, including how they will pay for the measure.

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The details of the measure were not available, but Sir Keir has explained elsewhere that the party’s aim was to end energy “inequity”.

“We would end the injustice that sees people overpaying for their energy with prepaid meters,” he wrote in The Sunday Mirror.

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“And we will lay out in the coming days how we would directly help people this winter.”

The party announced last week that it wanted to put an end to the “outrageous” premiums for electricity meter customers.

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Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves says Labor will end the “unjustified” practice of charging people with energy prepayment meters more than those paying by direct debit.

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