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Responding to reports of Warrington Council backed Together Energy on the verge of collapse, John O’Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
“It’s no surprise to see another council-backed energy company facing collapse.
“Failures like these leave locals with the double whammy of rocketing bills and council tax hikes.
“Local authorities must avoid experimenting in the energy market and focus on keeping council tax down.”
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Founded in 2004 by Matthew Elliott and Andrew Allum, the TaxPayers' Alliance (TPA) campaigns to reform taxes and public services, cut waste and speak up for British taxpayers. Find out more at www.taxpayersalliance.com.
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- The TaxPayers’ Alliance found Together Energy Limited lost almost £23 million, and eight council-owned energy companies lost over £114 million between 2016-17 and 2019-20.