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".

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ScottishPower 'to try and avoid further price rises'

ScottishPower said it will "try and avoid further price rises in 2014" but stressed this will "depend on whether there are increases in wholesale energy prices or other costs outside our control".

ScottishPower has welcomed the Government's proposals on energy bills. Credit: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The energy firm said the taxpayer funded £12 rebate will be applied to all households "in line with the Government timetable" of two years.

Retail chief executive Neil Clitheroe said, “We welcome all of these changes proposed by Government, especially those to the ECO programme, as they represent a strong commitment to have a more rational debate on energy policy in the UK".

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