Citizens Advice exists to empower people. In 2015 we embarked on programme of action and research on democratic engagement
- Author: Hugh Stickland, Chief Economist
In the last Budget before the General Election, will there be no gimmicks or giveaways? Or will there be rabbits pulled from the hat?
The government has just announced its fuel poverty strategy for England – to improve the homes of the fuel poor by 2030
Recent Electoral Commission research suggests that there are 7.5 million people who are eligible to vote, but are not registered: 15 per cent of our electorate. Those not registered to vote will not be able to cast their ballot on 7 May.
You might ask why it matters – given half of the population believe Parliament doesn’t make decisions that matter to them, and a quarter of people express no desire to be involved in national decision making.
The general election campaign will do more than decide our next government – it will shape the kind of politics we have for years to come.
The 2015 general election contest is underway. The NHS. The economy. Cost of living. Inequality. Europe. Beneath all of these simmers consumers’ top financial concern: high energy bills. That’s why our citizens’ manifesto 2015 calls on the next government to help consumers take control of their energy use, and therefore their bills.
This week the starting pistol for the 2015 general election campaign was fired. A core part of election strategy for Labour, was Ed Miliband’s pledge of 4 million face-to-face conversations between now and election day on 7th May.