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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

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Customers should be on cheapest tariff 'by Summer 2014'

The Government says all customers should be placed on the cheapest tariff at the latest by Summer 2014. It will work alongside regulator Ofgem to finalise the proposals. Suppliers will be asked to provide clear information to help consumers switch.

The government wants the energy bills of thousands of households to be lowered Credit: Press Association

The government will also set up a network of organisations to help vulnerable households get a better energy deal. It will also look at how consumers can benefit from technology to allow switching through smart phones.

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