PM urged to ‘stand up’ to chancellor on energy VAT cut

Labour urged Boris Johnson to “stand up” to Rishi Sunak and axe VAT on energy on Wednesday (5 January) as the prime minister came under fire from MPs across the House of Commons over rising bills. Opposition deputy leader Angela Rayner, filling in for Sir Keir Starmer at PM’s question time after the latter tested positive for coronavirus, accused the government of making working families pick up the tab for its “incompetence” on energy policy. 

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