Prime Minister's promise to help familiesMonday, 17 October 2011 10:39
Prime Minister David Cameron has promised to help families reduce soaring energy bills ahead of the cold winter months.
He will join the industry, consumer groups and regulator Ofgem at a special energy summit today set up to tackle rising gas and electricity bills.
And writing for MoneySavingExpert.com ahead of the summit, Mr Cameron said he was committed to the issue.
Together with Energy Secretary Chris Huhne, he said: “We can't control volatile world energy prices. But we can still help people get their bills down. So today we are bringing together the industry, consumer groups and Ofgem for an energy summit that will focus on getting people the help they need to reduce their bills in time for this winter.
“The easiest ways to get energy bills down quickly are to get people paying the lowest possible tariffs and to reduce the amount of energy that is wasted.”
Key to this will be clearing up the ‘bewildering array’ of tariffs and special offers so people can see whether they are getting the best deal.
The Government will also continue to provide free or heavily subsidised insulation to homes, as well as giving special powers to Ofgem to enable it to introduce radical reforms designed to simplify tariffs and increase competition in the industry.