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ScottishPower raises prices

ScottishPower is to raise the average prices of their duel fuel bills by 8.6%, gas by 8.5% and electricity up 9%. It comes as Nick Clegg has admitted the Coalition is split over David Cameron's pledge to cut green taxes on energy bills.

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PM 'standing shoulder to shoulder' with big energy firms

Labour has said David Cameron's comments during Prime Minister's Questions today show he is "standing shoulder to shoulder with the big energy companies."

Shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint said the Prime Minister was "out of touch" and "panicking over his failure to address soaring energy bills".

Shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint. Credit: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Ms Flint said: "People are seeing the cost of heating their home rising by 10% right now and all he offered was yet another review of a market that everyone knows is broken".

"Rather than standing up to the big energy companies he proposes letting them off the hook by scrapping the very same green levies that his own Government introduced."

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