OFGEM have announced a 54% rise in household energy bills. This will come into effect in April, at the same time that National Insurance goes up. RPI inflation is already 7.5%.
Inflation and rising prices are squeezing wages with barely a pay rise in sight. This new rise is happening in April when National Insurance goes up too. MPs’ pay will be going up £2000 and Shell has just announced highest profits in eight years while nearly everyone else faces rapidly declining living standards.
rs21, Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and Fuel Poverty Action have called a demonstration in London on 12 Feb to demand action to tackle the cost of living crisis. The call has now been joined by the Peace and Justice Project, Anti*capitalist Resistance, and the People’s Assembly, as well as several more organisations who have signed up to support.