UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Energy companies out of control says Hughes

Press Release   •   Feb 25, 2010 10:47 GMT

“Liberal Democrats will change the rules so that fuel bills reflect fuel costs and consumers are not ripped off again and again," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary.

Commenting on the huge increase in profits announced by British Gas, Simon Hughes said:

“These massive profits show that the energy companies are out of control and their regulator is out of action.

“The six big beasts of the energy jungle must be tamed immediately – to stop their predatory activities which are so dangerous to the public.

“Liberal Democrats will change the rules so that fuel bills reflect fuel costs and consumers are not ripped off again and again.”