29 February 2024
Meeting with Chancellor – Rural Energy and Fuel Costs Campaign

Rural counties like Norfolk have always suffered from disproportionately high energy and fuel costs compared to urban areas – a fact seldom reflected in the Whitehall funding formulas.

However, the sudden energy price inflation caused by Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine has led to a massive increase in fuel and energy costs over the last two years which has significantly added to those pressures and now means we are facing the perfect storm.

On Wednesday, I met with the Chancellor to discuss my letter to him and directly ask that he include in his Budget measures to help tackle the crippling impact of disproportionately high energy costs on rural communities.

(See my letter below)

I am determined to do all I can to be Mid Norfolk’s strongest voice on these key issues – and am working with other rural MPs to emphasise the importance of additional targeted assistance for rural communities.

To stay up to date with my campaign progress, please click here