Government plans for energy tariffs are a barrier to competition
Proposals to fund reducing fuel duty, to the point that it can be halved and then eventually phased out.
Minimum alcohol pricing plans are hugely regressive
Limiting energy companies to offering just four tariffs is extremely misguided
“If the government wants to bring down energy prices then the best strategy would be to put an end to its incoherent green strategies. These illogical policies will be adding 26% to domestic electricity prices by the end of this Parliament, and 10% to gas prices.
“Moreover, limiting energy companies to offering just four tariffs is extremely misguided. Restricting the tariffs companies can offer will constrain consumer choice and have the perverse effect of pushing prices up for some households.
“The government must stop the meddling it has already engaged in. Disruptive competition is necessary to a thriving market. These policies are effectively a tax on competition.”
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