A BARNSLEY MP has expressed her ‘deep concern’ about the impact of the rising cost of living on her constituents.

From April, working families in the town are set to become £1,200 worse-off as the government increases taxation and the energy price cap is raised.

Stephanie Peacock, MP for Barnsley East, has written a letter to the Chancellor of Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, to take ‘urgent’ steps to support these people in the next few months.

She said: “Rocketing energy bills and tax increases are having a huge impact on household budgets.

“The government have the ability to step in and take action to help local people, and that’s what I’m calling on the Chancellor to do.”