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To: Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng
We need fair tax to tackle the cost of living crisis
Bring in a fairer tax system, including a windfall tax on the energy giants, to help people with the cost of living crisis.
Boris Johnson and Rishi Sunak must provide more direct help to people struggling to pay their bills. They should pay for this by levying a windfall tax on the bumper profits of the energy giants. This should be part of a broader package to make the tax system fairer by cracking down on tax dodging, closing tax loopholes and ensuring the wealthy pay their fair share.
Why is this important?
We’re in a cost of living crisis. Across the country, millions of families can’t keep up with their bills as energy, food, fuel and other everyday costs soar. From pensioners to children, too many are being plunged into poverty as a result. Many people are left with the choice between heating their homes or feeding their families. This is a scandal.
The government has to act.
The pandemic showed that politicians can choose to support people when times are tough. The enormous profits of energy giants, like BP and Shell, shows that the money is there to be used to help people through this crisis.