Commenting on the findings of a Which? report showing that only one in 10 people could identify the cheapest deal from a range of standard energy tariffs, Shadow Climate Change Minister Luciana Berger MP, said:
“Too many people are paying more than they need to for gas and electricity because they can’t navigate the huge ranges of complex and confusing offers available.
“This week’s announcement by energy companies of yet more price increases, only serves to underline the importance of ensuring that consumers can switch to a cheaper deal. If this Tory-led Government weren’t so out of touch they would act now and force energy companies to introduce simpler tariffs.
“Labour would introduce a new energy regulator with the powers to force energy companies to pass on savings to consumers, automatically put over-75s on the cheapest deal and simplify their tariffs. In addition we have launched ‘switch together’ our own collective switching scheme which helps people to negotiate a better deal from their energy company.”<div>