Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd, said:
“Consumers will be alarmed at Ofgem’s prediction that they will pay an even higher price for our increasing reliance on imported gas. After another winter of inflation busting price hikes, the rising cost of energy is already one of the top financial concerns for hard-pressed households.
“The government should ensure consumers are properly protected from unaffordable misery generated by today’s broken energy market, and to give people confidence that they are not writing the energy industry a blank cheque for years to come. We want ministers to do more to help people improve their home energy efficiency, to make the energy market more competitive and to guarantee every consumer gets the cheapest possible deal.”