Over 8 million people on direct debits paid energy firms in advance this winter, but because of milder weather, never used the energy in the end. The average customer is £108 in credit.
Energy campaigner and Don Valley MP Caroline Flint has welcomed the Ofgem announcement that the energy price cap will be in force by end of 2018, saving Don Valley residents an average of £75 on their energy bills.
Caroline Flint has welcomed the extension of the Warm Home Discount to 30,000 more customers of small firms, following lobbying my Ms Flint and other MPs.
Energy minister Claire Perry announced this week that from 2020/21, all energy suppliers with over 150,000 customers will have to offer a £140 discount on electricity bills to the most financially vulnerable - after a campaign from Caroline Flint and fellow MPs to change the rules.
Energy campaigner Caroline Flint today called on the Prime Minister to scrap their draft energy price cap bill and introduce a price cap now.
The MP has campaigned for a price cap for all standard variable tariff customers, says the Government has ample powers but their policy is beset by confusion and indecision.
Labour has won the argument on energy bills. Now the Tories must deliver.
Theresa May’s defence of free market capitalism didn’t begin well. The headline from that speech – aside from the various calamities – was a price cap imposed on a failing energy market.
Consumer-funded energy schemes must be good value, says Caroline Flint, as the Public Accounts Committee publishes report into the Government’s management of the budget for energy schemes.
Energy campaigner Caroline Flint is calling on the Government to use the revenue from shale gas exploration to improve the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes.