Tackling the energy crisis – Co-operative Party

Tackling the Energy Crisis

Experts have warned that energy bills could reach £3,615 a year by January. That's over £300 a month for a typical household. For many, this winter will be one of desperation. This is a crisis, and we need to act now to support the most vulnerable this winter.

That's why over the next few months, we'll be campaigning on a range of issues to tackle the energy crisis, from providing more cash support to retrofitting homes to bring down bills.

Campaign with us

Increase and expand the household support income SQ

Experts have warned that the energy price cap could hit £3,615 a year. That would double energy bills compared to last winter. Yet the Government has only given councils the same amount of funding as last winter to help people with their energy bills.

Join us in calling on the Government to double the support provided to help people struggling with their food and energy bills, and to remove onerous new rules about who can receive support.

Great Homes Upgrade

As well as providing cash support, we need to tackle one of the biggest causes of high energy bills: our poorly insulated, draughty houses.

That's why our members are supporting The Great Homes Upgrade campaign to upgrade 19 million homes by 2030. Click the button below to find out how you can get involved.

Do you need support?

If you or anyone in your community needs help with their energy bills during this difficult time, here are some of the options available. You can also check for advice on websites like Gov.uk, Citizens Advice and MoneySavingExpert, which were all sources for this guide. If you know of any other sources of assistant from the co-operative movement and beyond, get in touch at mail@party.coop.