The Member of Parliament for Hitchin and Harpenden has branded insulation as "more important than ever" in the current cost of living crisis.

Bim Afolami MP led a discussion in Westminster on Citizens Advice’s new 'Insulation Nation' paper, and the reduction of energy bills.

He was joined on the panel by CEO of E.ON energy Michael Lewis, Dhara Vyas of Energy UK, and head of energy policy at Citizens Advice Gillian Cooper. 


Bim Afolami MP said: “People in Hitchin and Harpenden have seen the impact of rising global energy prices on their household finances this year.

"As we tackle the twin problems of global energy price shocks - caused in no small part by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine - and structurally high energy demand, the issue of insulation is more important than ever.

“It was a pleasure to chair a frank and engaging panel discussing Citizens Advice’s Insulation Nation paper, which looks in detail at how improving energy efficiency can save households on their energy bills.

"Homes and premises which are inefficient in their energy usage drive up energy bills for the families and businesses that occupy them.

"With potentially up to £950 per year in savings for families in Hitchin and Harpenden, it is clear that driving energy efficiency can make a real difference for local people.

"As Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy and a member of Parliament’s Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee, I will continue to fight for better, cheaper insulation in homes across our community.”