It was a pleasure to visit businesses on St Nicholas Street last month. In addition to speaking about plans for pedestrianising the street, concerns were also raised with me about energy bills. I know that in addition to domestic users many local businesses, across the Town, have really struggled with energy prices. I also know that many have been frustrated when they see wholesale prices fall but they themselves aren’t yet feeling the benefit of this.
It will feed through in time, but it is vital this happens as soon as possible. Recently I spoke in the chamber and I was pleased to hear that the Secretary of State shares my views and is working to deliver the outcome we all want.