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Responding to the chancellor’s announcement of a £350 energy bills rebate, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
“This announcement amounts to nothing more than giving with one hand to take with the other.
“The chancellor’s bailouts for energy firms do little to reverse the root of the energy crisis, while the council tax rebate is only papering over the cracks of the government’s own policies.
“If ministers really want to help households with the cost of living, they should power ahead with suspending green levies and the planned national insurance hike.”
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- The TaxPayers’ Alliance found that the green tax burden is set to be the highest on record this year at £12.5 billion.