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Energy firms 'faster switching'

Energy minister Ed Davey has set out new measures the government claims will give consumers more control, including making it possible to switch suppliers within 24 hours.

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Energy reforms 'will do nothing to help this winter'

Shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint Credit: PA Wire

Labour's shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said that the changes announced in the energy statement will "do nothing to help people with their bills this winter".

She said: "Hard-pressed energy customers struggling with the cost of living need action now, not endless reviews and consultations from an out-of-touch Government that refuses to stand up to the energy companies. "

“What we need now is a price freeze because this is the only way we can deal with the energy companies overcharging," she added.

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