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One Billion Pounds

Once again this government has taken our money – and without asking us decided to turn it into a tool to scrape back votes. A billion pounds is to be given to a select group to help with heating costs. Pensioners and low-income families with children will receive up to 16 pounds a week.

I have no problem with helping pensioners – but which bright spark decided they could spend our money on the second group. Does this mean that low income families WITHOUT children can just get on with it? Meanwhile as fuel costs go up, the rest of us just move further down the chain as we spend more and more on fuel for us AND EVERYONE ELSE. Would not some of that billion pounds have been better spent on developing alternative fuels or subsidising community heating, funding research into better ways to use geothermal heating etc so we can ALL benefit?. Will this help local businesses in the insulation business or will once again the big boys be the only ones to get accreditation and get the business?

It doesn’t matter what I think or you think because this bunch we call government will be spending our money as they they see fit, no consultation, no permission – just take a billion of hard earned taxpayers money, make an arbitrary decision – and go for it.

Hopefully, they’ll soon be in the political wilderness where they belong and not before time.

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