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Tom Greatrex MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy Minister, in advance of today’s publication of the Draft Energy Bill warned the Government that reform of the energy market must make it work in the interests of the consumer, not the Big Six energy companies. He said:

“Hard pressed families and businesses across the UK are being squeezed by record energy prices, whilst the Big Six energy companies rake in billions in profits.

"The public deserves an energy market that delivers fair prices and works in their interests. Unless the Draft Energy Bill gets to grips with spiralling fuel costs, people will be right to think that this Government is completely out of touch with families and pensioners struggling to make ends meet."

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