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‘Better late than never’ – MP welcomes windfall tax announcement

May 26, 2022 8:43 PM
Originally published by Tim Farron

Commenting on this afternoon's announcement from the Chancellor that the Government will finally bring in a windfall tax on the profits of oil and gas companies, local MP Tim Farron said: "Thank goodness that families will finally get support with their energy bills through a windfall tax - seven months after the Liberal Democrats first called for it.

"It's incredibly frustrating and that the Government dragged their feet over it for so long while people struggled to heat their homes and feed their kids, and that they've only decided to do this now in an attempt to save the Prime Minister's skin.

"This is a humiliating u-turn from a government in chaos, but a huge relief to the millions who are suffering."