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Quick Response Codes will enable customers to compare the best energy deals with a "simple swipe of the phone", Ed Davey has claimed.
The Government said it was introducing the scheme because companies "still haven't done anything about it" despite evidence that it could make a real difference to customers.
The Energy and Climate Secretary said:
The Government says it will put "consumers in control" of their energy costs by introducing Quick Response codes to bills.
Customers will be able to get an instant cross-market comparison under the plans, Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey said.
The codes will allow smartphone users to transfer data from their bill to their smartphone and computer which will help customers control their energy consumption and costs.
The Government said it was taking action as there had been no "voluntary move" by the energy sector to introduce QR codes.
Mr Davey also suggested that vulnerable customers who do not use smart phones would benefit from the scheme as they could receive additional support from family and friends on their energy costs.