Ed Davey: Social and green levies should be reviewed

Energy Secretary Ed Davey gets a lively reception in the House of Commons when he says: "It is right that the government keeps these social and environmental obligations, paid for by energy bill payers, under continuous review".

He adds: "Where we can act to reduce their impact on bills, while maintaining the integrity of our policy, we will."

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Fuel bill cuts after Govt pledge

British Gas is to cut duel fuel bills and other energy firms have announced price freezes after the Government revealed measures it hopes will cut bills by an average of £50 a year. But Ed Miliband has dismissed the plans as "smoke and mirrors".