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Commenting on the energy regulators announcements on energy bills Luciana Berger MP said: "Reforms announced today will do nothing to help householders facing increasing bills this winter."
Energy UK Chief Executive Angela Knight told ITV News: "What we need over the next few weeks is clarity over exactly what it is that both politicians and regulators seek."
The Chairman of the Energy and Climate Change Select Committee, Tim Yeo, has written to Energy Secretary Ed Davey, expressing concern that the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement on Wednesday could further delay the Energy Bill.
An excerpt reads:
"The Committee remains concerned about the negative impact any further delay will have on the timescale for implementing reforms and on investor confidence by prolonging the current period of uncertainty."
The Energy Secretary Ed Davey, when pressed on repeating the Prime Ministers comments on Wednesday that, "energy companies will have to offer customers their lowest tariff"
He said: "He welcomed Ofgems proposals to help consumers get the best available tariff." And added: "He will take Ofgems proposals forward."
A Downing Street spokeswoman said they welcomed Ofgem's new proposals to force companies to tell customers about their cheaper tariffs:
Pensioner Annette Thomas told ITV News: "Prices never go down." She added: "These people work in tandem [...] it's all a very profitable game.
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