Energy bills and proposals for reform

CBP-8081

Published 06/09/2017 Amended 06/09/2017

Topics:  Utilities

Summary

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Greg Clark wrote to Ofgem in June 2017 to encourage them to implement a “safeguard tariff”. Ofgem are currently consulting on how to take action. The Industrial Strategy Green Paper, published in January 2017, promised an independent energy review to assess the affordability of energy and to inform a roadmap of energy priorities in future. This review was launched in August 2017, under the leadership of Professor Dieter Helm, and will report back at the end of October 2017. In addition, the Queen’s Speech promised a new consumer and markets green paper to examine markets that are not working efficiently or fairly.

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