Which? statement on the need for transparency and scrutiny for all energy policy costs

Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said:

“The reality is that consumers are essentially being taxed, through their energy bills, to pay for the upgrade of our energy infrastructure.  People will not feel confident that they are getting a fair deal unless the Government, along with industry and regulators, ensure these costs are open, transparent and subject to robust scrutiny like any other form of taxation.

“The National Audit Office has a key role to play here, building on the useful work it has already started we’d like to see them apply the same sort of rigour to all policy costs, as soon as is practically possible, to ensure Ministers are accountable for securing the best value for consumers at all times.”