A MILLION households who miss out on the £200 rebate on Government energy will still be charged as if they had received it, Labor claims.
People who move in real estate market the first time next year, for example, there will be no reduction but regardless will pay an extra £40 annually for five years.
All houses in October will automatically have electric bill £200 off, with a repayment fee spread across future statements.
Ministers have been warned that the result will be a total of £112m charged to those not receiving a discount.
Labor blasted a “badly designed” plan, which they branded a “buy now, pay later” loan plan.
Pat McFadden, Secretary General of the Treasury, said: “The Government’s proposals will cost families hundreds of pounds more due to skyrocketing energy prices.
“Labour will keep bills low with taxes levied on North Sea oil and gas producers.
“Our plan will cut most bills by £200 from April – with £600 going to households who need it most.”
“Reducing energy bills will help everyone manage the increase by spreading the cost,” the Treasury stressed.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17636367/million-households-energy-discount-charged-labour/ 1 million households missing out on the £200 Government rebate will still be charged, Labor claims