Meg Hillier MP, Labour's Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, responding to today’s price rise announcement from EDF Energy, said:
"It's with sickening inevitability that we see the last of the big six raise its prices.
"This is a much lower increase in electricity than the other energy companies which begs the question of why EDF can raise the price less than others.
"The energy market is an example of an unaccountable concentration of power. Six energy companies control 99 per cent of the market. Ed Miliband has made it clear that we need to see more competition and more transparency. Ensuring the market is free and fair is vital if we are to bring bills down.
"Hard-hit families have nowhere to go whilst the Tory-led Government sit on their hands."