Energy Secretary Ed Davey told ITV News' Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg that energy firms wanted to "slash" government charges, but that ministers refused.
Ed Davey tells me energy firms wanted to 'slash' more of govt charges and ministers refused
He also claims to have 'called companies' bluff' and insists this energy package will be fairer and a better deal for fuel poor
The coalition has unveiled measures it says will knock £50 off the average energy bill, but some of that cost will be absorbed by taxpayers.
The Government has laid out its ideas on how to cut energy bills this winter - but the plan has been put together in haste.