Ed Davey: Energy firms wanted to 'slash' govt charges

Energy Secretary Ed Davey told ITV News' Business Editor Laura Kuenssberg that energy firms wanted to "slash" government charges, but that ministers refused.

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Ed Davey tells me energy firms wanted to 'slash' more of govt charges and ministers refused

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He also claims to have 'called companies' bluff' and insists this energy package will be fairer and a better deal for fuel poor

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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".