Government response

Response to the Which? press notice “Cut the Big Six energy companies down to size, George”

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Government response to the Which? press notice “Cut the Big Six energy companies down to size, George” of 29 October 2013.

In response to the Which? press notice “Cut the Big Six energy companies down to size, George”, a government spokesperson said:

“We welcome this contribution to the debate, and agree that stronger competition is the key to tackling energy bills. The government is working hard to help people with their rising energy bills by improving competition, making the nation’s homes cheaper to heat and providing targeted help for the most vulnerable.

“The Energy Company Obligation helps people to save energy and money on their bills, through prompting energy companies to green-proof their customers’ homes.

“Having warmer and more energy efficient homes, as a result of the Energy Company Obligation, will result in lower energy use, and by default lower energy bills.”