Rishi Sunak questioned over £500 energy bill increase by SNP Westminster leader

Stephen Flynn, the SNP leader in the House of Commons, has questioned the government over intentions to raise energy bills by £500.

“Wholesale gas prices have fallen by 75 per cent since their peak, yet in just a matter of weeks, the Westminster government intends to increase energy bills by a further £500,” Ms Flynn said, before asking “what would motivate” Rishi Sunak to do such a thing.

The prime minister defended his policies by claiming the government is providing “tens of billions of pounds of support” to help people with energy bills.

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