Lib Dem chairman Ed Davey said: “People will not stand to see their bills being increased to clean up Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak’s own mess.”
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Families have to pay an extra £160 a year in Tory levies on water and energy, according to a study by Lib Dem.
For the next five years they will need to come up with £40 a year to pay off Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £200 loan to combat soaring gas and electricity bills in 2022.
But in 2025 a sewage levy will add another £60 and an extra £48 to pay for Boris Johnson’s eight new nuclear power stations.
Lib Dem leader Ed Davey said: “It is a disgrace that the public is being asked to take the bill for the government’s own failures, from sanitation to energy.
“People will not take it when their bills are increased to clean up the mess of Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak.”
The nuclear levy will rise steadily to £96 a year by the end of the decade.
And the peak cost of £160 is reached in the last year of energy loan repayment in 2027 with £60 for water bills and £60 for nuclear energy.
It comes after Mr Johnson this week unveiled plans for up to eight new reactors over the next eight years.
The government’s new strategy aims to shore up the UK’s energy supply and end dependence on Russian oil and gas following the invasion of Ukraine.
One of its key aims is to reverse “decades of underinvestment” in nuclear power by expanding Britain’s aging fleet at a number of existing sites over the decade.
According to the plans, by 2050, a quarter of Britain’s energy supply will come from nuclear power.
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/families-face-160-more-year-26676772 Families have to pay an additional £160 in Tory water and energy levies each year