SOMERSET and North Devon members of a national union group are campaigning to reduce the cost of living in the UK.

The Unite the Union Community group are demanding an end to the now sky-high energy bills which are forcing families to choose between heating and eating this winter.

They are launching a nationwide campaign which hopes to attract the attention of Prime Minster Rishi Sunak, in attempt to end fuel poverty.

Locals to Somerset and North Devon will play a huge role in the campaign which unites all regions across the nation.

The demands of the Unite for Energy for All campaign include:

  • Each household to receive a free amount of energy to cover basic needs.
  • Government support for home insulation.
  • An end to forced disconnections.
  • No force-fitting of prepayment meters.
  • Fair energy pricing - higher tariffs for luxury use such as heating outdoor swimming pools.

Members of the Unite the Union Community from the UK and Ireland will be staging public "warm-ups", and leafletting.

Perhaps the most notable of the union's efforts is a national post-card campaign to be delivered to Downing Street in hopes that the Prime Minister will be forced to take action.