Which? executive director Richard Lloyd said:
“It’s about time the Government started getting the cost of energy under control and this will be a welcome step in the right direction for consumers who are struggling with the increased cost of living.
“It is right to refocus the Energy Company Obligation so that it gives greater priority to those most in need of help with lower cost measures such as loft and cavity wall insulation. But in return for more time to get this right, the suppliers must now commit to greater transparency and to getting their costs down, fast.
“We must also see a comprehensive review of the Government’s energy efficiency policies in the longer term and wider reform of the market to make it truly competitive.”