Delyn MP David Hanson has today called for action on energy bills through standing charge reforms, which are leaving many people in Flintshire struggling to pay their bills this winter.
Standing up in the House of Commons today, the Delyn MP, called for the Government to work alongside Ofgem to introduce a simpler more competitive energy market with a single standing charge set by the regulator.
The call comes on the same day that Ofgem issues its proposals on reform and reports that consumers overwhelmingly back changes.
David Hanson said:
“There is now widespread agreement that the current energy market is both confusing and lacks the necessary competitiveness to operate efficiently.
“Earlier this year, Scottish Power more than doubled its standing charges, costing some customers an extra £60 at a stroke. This move impacts hugely on both low energy users and the vulnerable.
“Pensioners are already facing a cut in their winter fuel payments this Christmas and despite their lofty rhetoric this Government has failed to get to grips with the energy market.”
- Ofcom report