Energy Companies Should Act

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02 Apr 2012

As soaring energy bills continue to affect millions of families and pensioners, I am calling on the energy companies to automatically move their elderly customers (those over 75) onto the cheapest tariff they offer for their gas and electricity. This plan would mean just over 7,500 people in the Rother Valley could save as much as £200 off their energy bills.

With more than 400 tariffs on offer, it’s no surprise that 80% of households are paying over the odds for their electricity and gas bills. This rip-off must end.

To start with, the big energy companies must make sure they show greater responsibility to their most vulnerable customers. If they don't do this then the Government should legislate to bind them to ensuring that every year their elderly customers are on the lowest available tariff.