MP: people paying too much for energy

PUBLISHED: 17:01 11 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:32 25 May 2010

THE Government must make it easier for people to find a cheaper energy bill, according to Weston's MP.

THE Government must make it easier for people to find a cheaper energy bill, according to Weston's MP.

John Penrose says too many households are paying over-the-odds and utilities firms should publish better value tariffs on every bill.

With an estimated 9.2 per cent of South West residents in fuel poverty, he raised the matter during the House of Commons climate change questions last week.

Mr Penrose said: "It's vital that people are given all the information so that they can choose the best deal for them.

"That's why it should be compulsory for energy suppliers to publish information on each customer's bill showing whether they would be better off on an alternative scheme."

Mr Penrose added that families in Weston could be paying as much as £400 too much each year.

He is urging people to check price comparison websites to make sure they are getting the best possible deal.

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