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Caroline Flint MP, Labour's Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, said today in the House of Commons after having secured an urgent question on the Government’s plans to cut Feed-in Tariffs: 

“With growth flatlining everywhere else, today’s announcement threatens to strangle at birth the solar industry, putting thousands of jobs and businesses at risk.  It is a kick in the teeth for all those families who want to do the right thing by investing in solar. It guarantees that lower income households will lose out as fewer firms offer the lifetime deals available today, and solar becomes available only to the well off.

“Today’s announcement is yet another example of a Government which is out of touch, cutting too far and too fast, with no plan for jobs and growth.”

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