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GORDON HENDERSON MP

FOR SITTINGBOURNE & SHEPPEY

PM delivers on his promise to get people the lowest energy tariffs

22nd November 2012
PM delivers on his promise to get people the lowest energy tariffs

Gordon Henderson MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey has welcomed Government plans to lower energy bills for hardworking people across Kent.

This follows the Prime Minister’s promise to take action to help people with their energy bills by forcing force energy suppliers to offer their customers the best deals.

Under the Government’s proposals:

• Households will no longer face hundreds of tariffs, with energy companies limited to four tariffs per fuel.
• Energy companies will have to make bills simpler for customers to understand, and outline personalised information on the
cheapest tariff that they can offer.
• Households will be moved onto the cheapest tariff under their supplier that suits them.

With over £300 difference between the cheapest and the most expensive tariffs on the market, the Prime Minister’s action is likely to eventually make a significant difference to people in Sittingbourne and Sheppey who are worried about their energy bills.

Mr Henderson is running a “Keeping Warm this Winter” campaign in the constituency to help those who are struggling with heating their homes to find the support that is already available.

Mr Henderson says:

“I am pleased that the Government is taking steps to help energy consumers. An increasing number of people, including some of the most vulnerable in society, are struggling with the cost of heating their homes. In addition, many of those people do not understand what can sometimes be very complicated bills.

“I welcome the Prime Minister’s pledge to get a better deal for customers and to force energy companies to simplify their bills.

“Unfortunately, these changes are unlikely to come into effect in time for this winter, which is why I am pressing ahead with the two energy bill advice surgeries that are planned for January.

“At those surgeries the Citizens Advice Bureau will be on hand to explain about energy bills and give independent advice about how to reduce them.”

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