Today (23.06.22) Jon Cruddas MP has submitted a representation to the Ultra-Low Emission Zone consultation, urging a delay until certain conditions are met to reduce the negative impact on his constituents. The submission is a response to proposals which would expand the ULEZ London-wide on 29 August 2023.
Cost of Living
The Rainham Foodbank is part of the Trussell Trust network of foodbanks and has operated in the area for many years. Jon Cruddas MP and his team have worked closely with the foodbank over the years, and are a referral agency. Compared to five years ago, the need for foodbanks in the Trussell Trust network has increased by 128%.
The number of children living in food poverty across Dagenham and Rainham has seen a sharp, and unacceptable increase over the past five years explains Labour MP Jon Cruddas.
Today Shell announced £20 billion in profits – four times higher than 2020/21 with their CEO calling it “a momentous year”. But they won’t be asked by the Government to pay a penny extra towards protecting consumers from rocketing bills. Meanwhile, from April people in Dagenham and Rainham and across the country will be paying up to £700 a year more for their energy.
This week Citizen’s Advice contacted Jon Cruddas MP regarding the cost of living crisis, how it is being exacerbated by rising energy prices, and the implications of this for people living across Dagenham and Rainham. It is estimated that energy bills could go up by £700 per household when the price cap increases in April. This has the potential to push thousands of local people into fuel poverty overnight.