Comments on: Editorials praise Brown’s energy package http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/ Insights from the UK and beyond Sat, 05 Nov 2016 11:44:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Lec Neli http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/comment-page-1/#comment-5642 Sun, 14 Sep 2008 16:30:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/#comment-5642 Editorials should not praise Brown’s energy package, but should point to his huge lies and huge hidden tax on energy

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By: Dane http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/comment-page-1/#comment-5628 Sat, 13 Sep 2008 08:12:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/#comment-5628 The editorials seems (rightly) to be praising the decision to forget windfall tax.

But the fact still remains that the householder will ultimately pay for this energy package – always supposing it can be implemented. Elsewhere I’ve read that insulating 14 million homes will take until 2020 at least. Sure, people like to exaggerate so maybe it’ll take up to 2017 but that’s still a long time.

And many homes cannot be insulated this way. What about them?

Perhaps Gordon Clown can now divert all those nice people drawing up Home Information Packs to doing some cavity wall insulation.

So I agree, forgetting the windfall tax is good. But simply redirecting it to an “energy package tax” is bad. It will come out of our own pockets.

The simplest he could have done was scrap VAT on fuel bills.

He’s a bad Chancellor. He never saved up when the going was good….just squandered our gold reserves among many other mistakes.

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By: Delia Mackenzie http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/comment-page-1/#comment-5622 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 16:24:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/#comment-5622 My husband and I are penshioners, and before we retired we saved hard and installed double glazing, loft and cavity wall insulation. We also had a combi boiler installed. Now we are going to have to pay for some feckless people to have these necessities. What a government!

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By: Robin Brittain http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/comment-page-1/#comment-5621 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 15:30:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/#comment-5621 When gas and electric prices were increased we were told that that it was due the prices being aligned with oil. Oil prices have dropped dramatically in recent weeks but there is no sign of gas or electricity following . The government takes no action because it is desperate for the extra tax revenues and needs the energy companies to finance the new nuclear pwer ststions we need. This government continues to show that ” Rome can be demolished in a day “.

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By: Cybergeek http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/comment-page-1/#comment-5618 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:11:12 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/#comment-5618 Carry on Mr. PM! Another nice touch. Taxpayers, learn from our leader. Just insulate your pockets with crisp sterling notes and you will keep warm this winter.

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By: Rachel http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/comment-page-1/#comment-5616 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 12:40:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/#comment-5616 There is also the winter fuel allowance available, and from what I understand, that will be increased under the new package. The government is bending over backwards to help. They can’t pay your bills.

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By: G.Riley http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/comment-page-1/#comment-5613 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:56:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/#comment-5613 Seems strange to me that people like myself who already have loft insulation,cavity wall insulation,double glazing, central heating and low energy lighting,do not get any help with this package.
Before the recent increase by n power my supplier i was paying 21% of my household income (according to the government10% is fuel poverty).
Been housebound for long periods due to a disability im finding it very hard to manage now never mind when the next bill arrives.

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By: D.Dwyer http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/comment-page-1/#comment-5612 Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:01:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/uknews/2008/09/12/editorials-praise-browns-energy-package/#comment-5612 I’ve just paid £149 to have my loft insulated by a company offering ‘free’ insulation. Unfortunately because I am not over 70 nor on benefits or a single parent, I had to pay.
I’m very pleased at the type of insulation installed and hoping this will lessen my gas bill, even so £149 may still be difficult for some people. It would have been ideal for the government to have made this free for people on low incomes, ie. a household nett income of less than 15,000 so more people would benefit. Single people get no favours in any budget yet we have to pay the same fuel/bills.

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