Ceredigion MP Ben Lake, in support of disability equality charity Scope, has written to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, calling for further cost-of-living support.

The letter, backed by representatives of all main parties across Parliament, calls on the UK Government to introduce a social tariff and bring forward the cost-of-living payments this winter.

MPs and Peers are joining together to send a clear message to the Chancellor, disabled people in Ceredigion need more from this Government, Mr Lake has said.

In the run-up to the cross-party letter, Scope launched an open letter calling for a social tariff supported by nearly 35,000 people across the country.

Three in five (60%) disabled people feel that the UK Government is ignoring disabled people and people with long-term conditions in its response to the crisis Scope’s letter brings disabled people’s concerns with rising costs directly to the Chancellor for his response.

Ben Lake MP said: “I’m proud to support Scope’s campaign for further cost-of-living support for disabled people, I wrote to the Chancellor, alongside 40 colleagues, to call on urgent Government action.

"Disabled people in Ceredigion need the Government to listen and support them through rising costs.”

Head of Policy and Campaigns at Scope Louise Rubin said: “The cost-of-living crisis is hitting disabled people the hardest. Disabled people cannot afford to wait for more Government support. We join with MPs and Peers from all parties to urge the Government to act now and introduce a discounted or social energy tariff for disabled people.”