Energy tariffs 'simplified'

Changes to energy tariffs that the regulator hopes will make it "simpler and fairer" for customers are coming into force today. They include the number of tariffs available will be reduced to just four per customer for both gas and electricity.

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Govt must take 'radical measures' to lower energy bills

Richard Lloyd, executive director of consumer rights organisation Which?, said the reforms were a step in the right direction but did not go far enough:

This is why the Government should intervene with more radical measures including simpler pricing, greater transparency and scrutiny of the cost of energy policies, and the separation of domestic supply from generation businesses.

More must be done to keep prices in check and give consumers confidence that the price they pay for their energy is fair.

– Richard Lloyd, executive director, Which?

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