Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary and MP for Don Valley has voiced her concerns at reports that Brisih Gas are to announce price increases.
Ms Flint said:
"People will not understand why British Gas are putting prices up, despite their interim financial report showing profits on UK residential customers being up by 23 per cent, compared to the same period last year.
"Hard-pressed families and businesses need much more transparency on costs, pricing and profits to know whether they're getting a fair deal, but the Government's Energy Bill does nothing to reform the energy market. We need a One Nation government to break the dominance of the energy giants, to simplify tariffs, and to protect vulnerable customers from being ripped off.
"Unless ministers get to grips with spiralling energy bills, people will rightly think that this Government is completely out of touch with families and pensioners struggling to make ends meet."