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Why are UK taxpayers paying the price for green energy?

The announcement that the UK government is injecting around £100 billion into a future green energy policy for the UK would normally be greeted with joy. However, the announcement that UK consumers could see their energy bills rise by up to £249 a year by 2020, has taken much of the shine of what should have been a good day for the environment.

Even though many taxpayers across the UK are struggling to make ends meet at the moment it seems the government is looking to take more and more in tax, having already confirmed that income tax rates will rise substantially to pay for the ever increasing national debt. Whether the authorities are "getting all of the bad news out of the way" before the next general election is open to debate but UK consumers and UK taxpayers have long memories and a potential £249 a year increase in energy costs will not be ignored.

When you consider that the percentage of the average UK income taken by the UK government has increased dramatically under the Labour Party, how on earth can the authorities justify yet another tax hit?

This is a situation which is set to drag on for some time to come and could ultimately play into the hands of opposition parties when we finally get confirmation of the date for the next general election.

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