Energy UK comments on tariff amendments to the Energy Bill
Responding to DECC's tariff amendments to the Energy Bill, Angela Knight CBE, Chief Executive of Energy UK, said:
"We agree with the Government's overall intention with these amendments. But we will need to look at the detail of what is proposed to make sure that there are no unintended consequences to the drafted primary legislation. It is clear that these amendments will send a strong signal to industry and the investor community about the direction that Government wishes the market to take.
Energy companies have been listening to what their customers want, and have already made tariffs simpler and easier to compare. They are now much fewer in number and it is easy to switch from one company to another.
We look forward to continue working with Government and Ofgem on getting the detail right so that the market works well for customers. Secondary legislation and licence conditions will need to strike an appropriate balance between simplicity and choice. The effect of the suggested reforms should also be closely monitored to make sure they're working in the interests of customers in our competitive market."
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