Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, commenting on the publication of the Government’s proposals on energy tariffs in the Energy Bill, said:
“David Cameron has broken his promise to force the energy companies to put everyone on the cheapest tariff. Now he is trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes. All the Government is really doing is reducing the number of tariffs on offer.
“Even the cheapest energy deal in an uncompetitive market will still not be a good deal. Unless the Government really reforms the energy market there’s nothing to stop the energy companies just putting up the prices of all their tariffs. The time has come for a complete overhaul of our energy market. We need a One Nation Labour government to break the dominance of the energy giants, open up the energy market and create a tough new energy regulator with the power to force energy companies to pass on savings to consumers.”