Strong economy 'will help people afford energy bills'

Chancellor George Osborne has said that the sluggish economy must be fixed so that people can afford to pay higher energy bills.

Speaking to ITV News' Political Editor Tom Bradby, he dismissed Labour's pledge to freeze energy prices as a "con trick" and a "gimmick".

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British Gas prices up 9.2%

Energy giant British Gas said electricity and gas prices will rise by 10.4% and 8.4% respectively from November 23.