Northumberland Labour are asking that all County, Town and Parish Councillors write to MP’s in Northumberland seeking more support for rural properties off-grid. As the Cost of Living Crisis bites the Government has offered £100 to off-grid properties surviving in Northumberland. Many will be hit with huge oil increases to heat properties.

Northumberland Labour Leader Scott Dickinson said ” 62% of Northumberland being Rural and Coastal communities, many small communities not yet serviced by mains. They are paying a heavy price like many other households in Northumberland but in a different way with different styles of heating. Many suffer heavier winters due to their location, so they need help just like everyone else.

“He went on to say, the Government response to the Cost of Living Crisis has been inadequate to say the least, but insulting those in need off-grid with £100 to support them isn’t sufficient. Many of these properties contribute to Northumberland life whether it be off-grid farmers or small communities.”

Nobody should be made intentionally worse off because of where they live. The Government are all over the place on support, U-turning every day and this is something they should absolutely look at.

The new prime minster said she would not change course but has done already so its perfectly possible with the right level of pressure for the same to be done on this issue. 

Support rural and coastal communities.

Northumberland Labour Leader Scott Dickinson
Northumberland Labour Leader Scott Dickinson
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