UK govt: Keep people warm this winter
The government must act to lower energy bills – sign the petition.
In October, millions of households across the UK could be pushed into fuel poverty by soaring energy bills. This comes after oil and gas giants, like Shell and BP, announced record-breaking profits.
Oil and gas companies are getting richer while people are struggling to pay their bills. Our government’s failure to act will have catastrophic effects this winter.
Energy bills will be more than twice what they were last Autumn — and many more people will have to choose between heating their home and eating. This is going to affect everyone, but will hit disabled and older people, and those on lower incomes the hardest.
The New Economics Foundation, along with other leading anti-poverty and environmental organisations, have united to create Warm This Winter, a new campaign demanding the government acts now to help tackle rising energy bills this winter and ensure energy is affordable for everyone in the future.
Together, we are demanding from the UK government:
- Emergency support now: Provide a new package of financial support to people who, without additional urgent action, will be on the front-line of poverty this winter
- Help to upgrade homes: Launch a properly-funded programme of home upgrades and insulation across the UK to bring down bills and prevent energy waste
- Cheap energy: More than triple the amount of renewable energy in the UK by 2030, including wind and solar generated in harmony with nature, so that we can permanently lower bills.
- Free us from oil and gas: Stop opening up new oil and gas fields so that we can escape our dependence on volatile fossil fuels.
Can you join us and call on the Government to act now to keep people warm this winter?
Sign the petition
Tell the UK government to keep our communities Warm This Winter.