Dave has called for protection of the vulnerable when faced with energy price rises.
Industry experts are predicting large rises in gas and energy bills, perhaps as much as 40%, because of global shortages of oil, gas and coal.
“The government needs to reconsider how much financial help they are giving the country’s most vulnerable. As well as the issue of how much is given out in the allowance there is the question of whether we are covering sufficient people with it. The problem that we have got is that we are at the whim of the market, so there is not a lot we can do.”