Jonathan Reynolds MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Minister, responding to the news that energy efficiency provider Mark Group is going to make up to a quarter of its employees redundant, said:
“This is devastating news for the employees of the Mark Group. My thoughts are with all of the people affected and their families.
“This Conservative-led Government’s short-term, short-sighted polices have undermined the energy efficiency industry. In particular, the decision to allow the energy companies to cut energy efficiency spending has hit the industry particularly hard. It is particularly frustrating that we are losing these jobs at a time when energy bills are at an all-time high and the need for energy efficiency improvements in UK homes is bigger than ever.
“The Government owes the people who are set to lose their jobs an explanation as to why their policies have had such a terrible affect, and must urgently explain how it is going to stop more workers losing their jobs and more households missing out on vital improvements to make their homes warmer and cheaper to heat.”