Energy: Prices

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 7th March 2018.

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Photo of Tonia Antoniazzi Tonia Antoniazzi Labour, Gower

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the proposed energy price cap will extend to people who use (a) heating oil, (b) liquefied petroleum gas and (c) solid fuels.

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)

Ofgem’s regulatory powers extend only to gas and electricity. The proposals in the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill only apply to the implementation of a cap on standard variable and default tariffs for gas and electricity customers.

There is an open market for the supply of heating oil and solid fuels, so customers can shop around for the best deal before delivery. Domestic liquefied petroleum gas customers are protected by the Competition Markets Authority’s LPG Orders, which are designed to make switching supplier easier.

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