Energy prices must balance 'simplicity and innovation'

This is a constructive set of proposals, which we will now examine in detail. It is important we maintain the balance between simplicity and innovation to ensure the market continues to deliver choice for customers. At British Gas, we want our customers to be confident they are on the right deal - we have already reduced and simplified tariffs, made comparison of prices easier to understand, and we let our customers know if they could be on a better deal. A common approach from all suppliers will help customers make the right choice for them.

– BRITISH GAS STATEMENT

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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