In the Herald today:
LABOUR has suggested imposing a windfall tax on North Sea oil and gas producers – with the funding used to reduce household energy bills by an average of £200 to help solve the cost of living crisis.
The party’s £6.6 billion plan would include removing VAT on domestic energy bills for a whole year, as well as expanding and increasing the warm homes discount for those most at risk.https://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/19834565.labour-proposes-north-sea-oil-gas-windfall-tax-help-solve-energy-price-crisis/
In the Press & Journal, 22 September 2021:
Stephen Flynn, SNP MP for Aberdeen South, called for UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak to tax the excess profits energy companies are making in the wake of the crisis.
He suggests the taxes raised should be spent on helping people hit the hardest by rising energy bills.
It comes as the wholesale price of oil and gas rose by 70% since August and 250% since the beginning of the year.https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/politics/scottish-politics/3488441/energy-crisis-aberdeen-mp-demands-windfall-tax-on-firms-to-protect-consumers/
What next from Scottish Labour? A child benefit?