MP tackles high energy prices

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CONCERNS about rising energy prices have been raised with industry regulator Ofgem by South Yorkshire MP John Healey.

Mr Healey, who represents Wentworth and Dearne, wrote to the energy regulator and the Energy Secretary calling for them to make gas and electricity prices fairer and clearer.

He said: “The current system penalises the poorest and low users of energy while benefiting the better off and higher users. “That needs to change.”

Mr Healey’s proposal included simplifying tariffs and limiting standing charges.

Now Ofgem have said they are proceeding with reforms along the lines Mr Healey suggested.