David Gauke Conference Speech

“In 2010, our economy faced a crisis. 
We were borrowing more than at any time in our peace time history.
Unemployment had risen by nearly 850,000 in the previous two years, we had just under 4 million workless households. 

Making Energy More Affordable

On Sunday evening I switched on my heating for the first time this autumn. While most of us do try to be as energy efficient as possible, we won’t be able to escape the need for home heating over the next few months. The cost of energy is a concern for many households and it is of course important for health reasons that the homes of elderly people and young children are adequately warm.