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East Devon MP says reforms could bring cheaper energy bills

By RichardBirch  |  Posted: February 22, 2013

  • David Cameron

  • Hugo Swire

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Cheaper energy bills for people across East Devon could be a step closer today with Ofgem’s reforms to the energy market.

Ofgem’s reforms endorse the proposals in the Government’s Energy Bill currently in parliament.

They include:

-Making the market simpler by restricting suppliers to offering four simple core tariffs per fuel type.

-Requiring suppliers to give all their customers personalised information on the cheapest tariff they offer for them.

-New rules which require suppliers to send clear bills which are easier for customers to understand.

Ofgem’s reforms will be in place by this summer.

Hugo Swire MP for East Devon said: “I know that people across East Devon are concerned about their energy bills and it is right that action is being taken to bring them down. Ofgem’s reforms take a big step in the right direction, and follow the Prime Minister’s promise last year to get the lowest tariffs for consumers.”

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, said: “I made a personal commitment to help get energy bills down - and I'm delighted that Ofgem are taking that forward. The package we have announced is a huge step towards energy bills that are fairer for everyone. This is about putting people before profits. It's about pensioners being better able to heat their homes in winter, and families better able to cope when the bills arrive.”

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  • Cerberus2010  |  February 25 2013, 1:05PM

    Far better to forget the HS2 rail project that will benefit only the few and invest the money in more power stations.

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  • DTP87  |  February 22 2013, 12:07PM

    No mention of the impending price hikes due to lack of production capacity which we were warned of by ofgem only a few days ago. http://tinyurl.com/a9uds3u

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  • Mustafachat  |  February 22 2013, 11:24AM

    Blah blah, still profits before service to the people, all wrong.

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