Which? response to the cost of Government energy reforms

Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said:

“The current Government proposals will fail to make it easier for people to find the best deal.  Simply limiting the number of tariffs will not encourage the six in ten people who have never switched to shop around.  The tariff comparison rate could also see 3.4 million consumers collectively paying £55 million more than they need to on their bills.

“The Government should instead introduce single unit prices for energy tariffs so people can easily compare prices and spot the best deal for them at a glance. This would inject much needed competition into the broken energy market and finally increase the pressure on energy companies to keep their prices as low as possible.”

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