This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
“Households have faced real difficulties this winter after last year’s global gas prices pushed up bills. The situation is now changing, with the cost of gas imports falling, and I welcome that EDF have today responded, joining small suppliers Coop and Ovo, by cutting domestic gas bills.
“Some big energy suppliers were quick to pass on rising costs last year, and it is only right that they should now pass on cost reductions to hard-pressed householders as quickly as possible. I urge the remaining five large energy suppliers to follow suit and give consumers some respite this winter. If suppliers do not reduce prices, consumers can send them a clear message by voting with their feet and taking their business elsewhere.”