SIR - Rishi Sunak’s U-turn on climate policies is allegedly to support hard pressed families. But I ask the Prime Minister, what benefit do these policy changes bring to hard pressed families now, or in the near future?

Over the last 18 months, renewable energy has kept costs to consumers significantly lower than if we were still fully dependant on fossil fuels. The government should be subsidising renewables, not earning money from them; the electricity generator levy is forecast to raise around £14.2 billion between 2022-2028.

The reality is, the cost of generating renewable energy is coming down, electric cars are getting cheaper and charging infrastructure is improving. There is no short-term benefit to cutting climate policy. Sunak is condemning the children of the UK to breathing dirty air for longer and tying us to volatile fossil fuels even further into the future.

Phil Thompson, CEO of Balance Power