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Energy: Prices

Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 20th June 2012.

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Photo of John Baron John Baron Conservative, Basildon and Billericay

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the announcement by the Deputy Prime Minister of 11 April 2012 on energy bills, whether he has agreed a definition with energy suppliers of what constitutes a best tariff.

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

DECC is discussing the details of the implementation of the agreement that the Deputy Prime Minister reached with energy suppliers. The use of the term ‘best tariff’ rather than cheapest tariff recognises that while wanting the best possible deal, consumers may have different preferences, (for example around payment method, fixed, variable or capped rate or green tariffs) which may mean their preferred tariff is not the cheapest.

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