Energy: Prices

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Nicholas Dakin Nicholas Dakin Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy for what reason his the draft Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill proposes a removal of appeal rights to the Competition and Markets Authority, and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The draft Bill would place a new duty on Ofgem to implement a cap on standard variable and default tariffs, so it does not remove an existing right of appeal.

Energy companies would be able to challenge Ofgem’s decision on the setting of the cap by way of judicial review, and the Government believes that a Court is capable of considering these matters.

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