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John Denham MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to the Energy and Climate Change Committee’s report on Ofgem’s Retail Market Review, said:

“Energy prices are soaring, but at the same time the Tory-led Government are reducing the consumer protection regime and abolishing Consumer Focus, which won £70m for consumer from Npower last year.

“Today’s report does little to reassure consumers - who are already under pressure - that the Government is trying to tackle the issues they face on a daily basis. The Tory-led Government need to rethink their consumer protection policy and put the immediate needs of the hard-pressed consumer first.”

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