Caroline Flint MP, Labour's Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, has said the energy regulator Ofgem has serious questions to answer after figures obtained by Labour revealed that it has paid over a million pounds in bonuses in the last two years, while millions of families are struggling with soaring energy bills. The average bonus in both 2010 and 2011 was well above the typical annual household energy bill.
Caroline Flint said:
"Hard-pressed families and pensioners struggling to make ends meet will be astonished that the energy regulator Ofgem has paid its staff over a million pounds in bonuses, while energy bills have soared.
"Ofgem has serious questions to answer about why it is paying out so much in bonuses, while everyone else is struggling with soaring energy bills."