Limited energy cap to be introduced
A new cap will be imposed on energy bills, at least for some households. The regulator, Ofgem, today said it would introduce the limit for one million vulnerable customers. But it won’t come in until next February and it’s still a far cry from the cap on all standard variable tariff bills, promised by the…
Turning the heat up on PM’s fuel poverty claims – FactCheck
David Cameron says that fuel poverty only went up under Labour, but having looked at the figures, FactCheck isn’t as convinced. Same goes for his claims on winter fuel payments.
FactCheck: pouring cold water on Labour’s fuel price freeze
Ed Miliband has shocked the energy industry by saying he wants to force them to freeze their customers’ fuel bills for nearly two years. A bold move – but is it even legal? FactCheck investigates.
Cameron cooks up a porky on the gas ring – FactCheck
David Cameron keeps on saying the government will, by law, force energy companies to put customers on the lowest tariffs. Doesn’t appear in any bills FactCheck can find.
FactCheck: What does British Gas spend your money on?
And of course, it isn’t all doom and gloom for Centrica when wholesale prices go up, because the giant doesn’t just buy gas and electricity at source. It produces it and sells it wholesale too.
FactCheck: Are green taxes dragging Britain into fuel poverty?
“There’s no dispute that rapidly-rising fuel bills are hitting households hard. But who is to blame for the squeeze?”
FactCheck: Don’t be fooled on fuel bills
“Mr Huhne said the average consumer would be ‘better off’ by the end of the decade…that’s a claim that immediately set alarm bells ringing at FactCheck Towers.
What’s a fair price for petrol?
The claim “I do think there’s a very attractive idea of saying that as oil prices rise and as the Treasury potentially benefits from some revenue from those oil price rises… is there a way of sharing the pain of increased petrol prices between the motorist on the one hand and the Treasury on the…