Sinn Féin MLA Conor Murphy has said the measures announced today by the British government do not go far enough to support families and businesses struggling with rising costs.
The Sinn Féin Finance Minister said:
“I note the support announced by the British government today, but once again it has fallen short of what is needed to support workers, families and businesses here.
“Given the huge increases in energy prices in the last year, the proposed cap on bill prices and the £100 for home heating oil customers will do little to tackle their bills this winter.
“It is also disappointing they could not offer certainty to families awaiting the £400 support payment or to businesses in need of support.
“I have written to the British government, urging them to deliver targeted support to those most impacted by this crisis, and to impose a windfall tax on the eye-watering profits of big energy corporations.
“Sinn Féin are ready to form an Executive today, to work together with others, to put money in people’s pockets.
“The DUP need to join with the rest of us, and work together to help to deliver for people in an Executive as we face a difficult winter.”