It’s not just households who are facing escalating gas and electricity bills.
Britain’s automotive sector has today spoken out about facing a 50 per cent increase in energy costs this year, which is putting British businesses at a ‘competitive disadvantage’ against rivals in the EU.
The sector’s annual energy bill – which is already £50million more than its European Union rivals – will rise by £90million in 2022, analysis by the trade body Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders says.
It says the Government must act now to do all it can to protect the future of the motor sector, which is one of the nation’s biggest employers.
Cost of car-making crisis: The automotive sector says rising energy bills is putting it at a ‘competitive disadvantage’ against rivals in the EU
The UK automotive industry has 156,400 workers directly employed in manufacturing roles and a broader 797,300 workers employed in