Energy Bill Freeze Denied
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07 Apr 2014
Thousands of households across Britain were last week denied an energy bill freeze when the Government blocked calls to freeze energy bills until 2017, which would have saved the average household £120.
Instead of supporting a freeze on prices that would help nearly 40,000 households across our area struggling with the cost of living crisis, they have ignored the issue once again. The Prime Minister had the chance to put hard-working people before the big energy companies but they will once again rightly be asking why they have been left out in the cold.
As the recent price freeze announcement from SSE shows, a freeze plan is possible despite what the Prime Minister says to the contrary.
I would like to see the big energy companies broken up, the creation of genuine competition and tariffs made simpler and fairer. Until these reforms kicked in, a stop to unfair price rises by freezing energy bills until 2017 would save the average household £120.