PM pledges cheapest energy deals for customers

Following British Gas, npower and Scottish Power's announcements last week that they are set to increase prices, the Prime Minister has pledged that energy firms will be forced to give customers the cheapest available tariff under new legislation.

Prime Minister David Cameron speaks during Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. Credit: Press Association

"I can announce that we will be legislating so that energy companies have to give the lowest tariff to their customers," he told MPs during Prime Minister's Questions.

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Energy bills simplified

The Energy Secretary has admitted the Government's plans for energy bills will not make them cheaper for everyone, but should make them simpler. Last month David Cameron vowed he would compel firms to put customers automatically on the lowest tariff