Three in four Tory voters back windfall tax on oil and gas companies

Posted: January 17th 2022


I think fuel poverty will ramp up rural health inequalities. This article is an interesting reflection on one response. It tells us:

A majority of Conservative voters support a new windfall tax on oil and gas companies, a new poll has found.

Seventy-five per cent of Tory voters told Savanta ComRes they would support the levy to fund households struggling to afford rising energy prices. And 71 per cent of the general population supports the move too.

Opposition parties are pushing for the policy, but the government has so far rejected the idea.

Liberal Democrat leader Ed Davey said action was needed immediately to provide financial relief as people grapple with their winter bills.