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Osborne urges energy price cut

Chancellor George Osborne has told ITV News that energy companies npower and British Gas should reconsider their price hikes. The comments came after energy supplier npower followed British Gas in raising its prices.

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Minister: Energy bill this winter will shake-up industry

Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said the Government's Energy bill will give regulator Ofgem more powers to improve the markets and will be the biggest shake-up of the industry since privatisation.

We are also rolling out the Green Deal this winter. This is the biggest ever energy efficiency programme, that will help millions improve their homes so they are better insulated.

We have also brought in the Warm Home Discount, which will provide an extra £130 for two million of the most vulnerable households this winter.

– Greg Barker, Energy and Climate Change Minister

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