Nick Clegg Announces Energy Saving Scheme
Today, the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg will announce that energy companies in Britain will be required to promote the cheapest available tariff to customers. Mr Clegg will say that under the current system 7 out of 10 people are paying more than they need to in energy bills due to little transparency in the formation of their bills or confusing regime of energy tariffs.
Announcing the new scheme in Canary Wharf, London, the Deputy Prime Minister will enforce energy companies in Britain to inform their customers how to save up to £100 every year from their energy bills.
The energy industry regulator Ofgem published a review last year which concluded that the energy market works against consumers’ interest because it’s too complex.
Mr Clegg has secured the backing of the 6 major energy firms, EDF, E.ON, British Gas, Southern Energy, Scottish Power and Npower that supply 99% of British homes with energy. He will state the scheme will help millions of customers to make significant savings on their annual energy bills.
Deputy Prime Minister Clegg will say: “There are currently over 120 different tariffs, making it very difficult to know where to start. That is going to change.
“As of this autumn, your supplier will have to contact you with the best tariff for your needs – and if you call them, they’ll have to offer you the best deal too.”
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