Which? executive director, Richard Lloyd said:
“Today’s announcement means the Prime Minister’s commitment should become a reality. However to keep energy bills down, there must be more effective competition between suppliers in the energy market.
“Prices will only be kept as low as possible if customers are able to compare their current deal against the rest of the market, and can easily switch. So the Government must also ensure energy prices are presented in a clear, consistent and simple way.
“There is a worrying lack of transparency in the energy market – we have seen inflation-busting energy bill hikes at the same time as large profit announcements from energy suppliers, so people will rightly be questioning whether they’re paying a fair price for their energy. That’s why we are repeating our call for the Government to launch an urgent and swift independent review in to what’s really behind the rising cost of energy.”