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Bills to rise to pay for energy upgrade

Energy bills are set to rise by an average of £12 a year to pay for a £24bn upgrade of Britain's gas and electricity networks, the regulator Ofgem has announced.

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Flint: 'Burden' of new government energy bill 'to fall on bill payers'

Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint has said the cost "burden" of the Government's new energy bill "will fall on bill payers".

Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Responding to Energy Secretary Ed Davey's statement in the House of Commons, the Labour MP said the move to invest in green power generation would increase costs for consumers.

She said: "It is more important than ever we have energy prices that work in the public interest."

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