Unions call for windfall tax on foreign energy suppliers
Consumer groups call for Alistair Darling to hit overseas household power companies with a levy after more price hikes
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.