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Coalition slated over energy bills
8:35am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
HOUSEHOLD energy bills have risen more than twice as fast as basic energy costs under the coalition government, York Central Labour MP Hugh Bayley has claimed.
He said figures published by the electricity and gas regulator, Ofgem, showed that over the last three years, average household bills for electricity and gas had increased by £315 while wholesale costs for the energy companies went up only by £145 per household.
“The Government has let the energy companies almost double their profits, leaving people in York struggling with the cost of living and some people now have to choose between heating their home or buying food,” he said. “There is clearly scope for energy prices paid to be frozen until the beginning of 2017, as Labour will do if we win the 2015 General Election.”
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