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.
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".
The coalition has unveiled measures it says will knock £50 off the average energy bill, but some of that cost will be absorbed by taxpayers.
The Government has laid out its ideas on how to cut energy bills this winter - but the plan has been put together in haste.