Unions call for windfall tax on foreign energy suppliers

Pressure groups have called for the chancellor to hit energy suppliers with a
windfall tax in response to a major price hike.

French utility company EDF announced that gas bills would be increasing by
12.9% and customer’s electricty bills would go up by 7.9%.

Union leaders called the rises excessive – and urged Alastair Darling to slap
a windfall tax on foreign owned firms like EDF and German-based npower.

EDF’s move comes after npower led the way last week by being the first to
raise its prices.

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