BP profits: Tougher windfall tax urged

Money could help fund free nationwide home insulation programme
  Published:  02 Aug 2022    |      1 minute read

Commenting on the huge profits posted today by BP, Friends of the Earth campaigner, Sana Yusuf, said:

“Ministers must impose a much tougher windfall tax on oil and gas firm profits. It beggars belief that these companies are raking in such huge sums in the midst of a cost-of-living crisis.

“The money raised should be used to help hard-up households with soaring energy bills and provide funding for a free home insulation programme - focusing on those most in need.

“It’s astonishing that energy efficiency has been given such a low priority. A nationwide insulation programme would cut bills, reduce energy-use and slash climate-changing emissions.”

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