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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".

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Flint: Energy bills are rising by £120 this winter alone

Energy bills are going up by £120 this winter alone, shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint has said after the Government announced that homebuyers are to be handed £1,000 to spend on energy-saving measures.

Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint Credit: PA

Ms Flint added: "[The] Government are dealing with less than half this year's increase, never mind the £300 that bills have gone up by since they got into power.

"It's no surprise with this Government that they're not asking the energy companies to pay for it. David Cameron always stands up for a privileged few. This shows why only a price freeze will do".

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