The Prime Minister’s has announced plans for a cap on energy bills at the Conservative Party Conference.
Citizens Advice has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of legislation to tackle high energy bills, saying it could provide a solution to runaway energy costs. The national charity has also called for the government to look at protecting low-income pensioner and families this winter.

The Citizens Advice has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement of legislation to tackle high energy bills, saying it could provide a solution to runaway energy costs. The national charity has also called for the government to look at protecting low-income pensioner and families this winter.

Gillian Guy, chief executive of Citizens Advice, said: “Loyal customers on sky-high standard variable tariffs are paying over the odds for their gas and electricity – including many of the poorest pensioners and families.In the last year energy prices have gone up more than three times the rate of inflation for customers of the largest firms – and it is much more difficult for those with the lowest incomes to pay the average extra £89 on their bills.

“The Prime Minister’s announcement of a cap on energy bills could provide a solution to the runaway energy costs that the millions of people on default tariffs have faced for years. We’d encourage the government to look at what it can do to help households in the short-term, recognising that legislation can take time, including ensuring that protection for low-incomes pensioners and families comes into force this winter.”

Stephen Murray, energy expert at MoneySuperMarket, comments on the Prime Minister’s announcement of an energy price cap in her party conference speech today “The Prime Minister announced a draft bill for a cap on energy prices and politicians have previously mentioned a £100 saving to be made by capping expensive standard variable tariffs.”