ANY price caps on food staples will be voluntary under the plans reportedly being drawn up by the UK Government (UK Government slated for ‘weak approach’ to food price cap plans, May 29).

Is it a voluntary price cap, or another government-approved price? There is no real competition in the UK any longer and the Tories are taking every opportunity to control more and more prices.

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Energy prices will remain under government control indefinitely and probably be linked to the strike price of the eco-friendly green energy output of Hinkley Point. Customers will be forced to pay for extending and upgrading the National Grid, sewage, water, road and rail networks along with nuclear decommissioning while the owners of the privatised utilities sit back collecting risk-free dividends from their investments as they grow in value before their eyes.

John Jamieson
South Queensferry