Fuel Poverty: Winter 2023-24

Part of Energy Security and Net Zero – in the House of Commons at on 16 April 2024.

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Photo of Ian Lavery Ian Lavery Labour, Wansbeck

Electricity standing charges for people in the north-east are 71.2p per day while those in the south pay 40.79p per day. Can the Minister explain why the people in the north-east, the area experiencing the highest levels of fuel poverty in the country, are paying 75% more than those in other regions simply for the privilege of being connected to the grid?