Energy Secretary The Rt Hon Chris Huhne MP said:
“Consumers deserve the best possible deal, which means rough and tough competition in the marketplace.
“That is why we welcome the action Ofgem has announced today on both the retail and wholesale side.
“Making energy tariffs easier to understand and tackling poor practices will help consumers.
“And opening up the wholesale market to new entrants will encourage competition and complement our electricity market reforms to ensure consumers are getting the best deal.”