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Energy firms 'avoiding tax'

Power giants are using a legal loophole to avoid paying millions of pounds worth of tax, The Independent on Sunday has revealed. Scotia Gas, UK Power Networks and Electricity Northwest have reportedly saved £140 million between them in such deals.

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Poll: Majority 'oppose green levies on energy bills'

A large majority of consumers oppose green levies on energy bills and back Prime Minister David Cameron's plans to "roll them back", according to a new poll.

The survey found almost three-quarters (72%) believe energy prices will affect the way they vote in the general election.

Electricity pylons near Lydd, in Kent. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire/Press Association Images

More (40%) back Mr Cameron's approach to the issue than those of Labour leader Ed Miliband, who is promising a price freeze (33%) or Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, who has indicated he will fight to protect the green levies (7%), the Survation poll found in Mail on Sunday.

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