Energy Supply: Prices

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 25th October 2021.

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Photo of Mark Harper Mark Harper Conservative, Forest of Dean

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to help protect those consumers who are off the gas grid from increases in energy prices.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

Customers who are off the gas grid will be protected by the energy price cap if they are on a default tariff with their electricity supplier.

The Government believes it is essential that consumers who are off the gas grid get a fair deal.  There are open markets for the supply of heating oil and LPG in the UK as we believe this provides the best long-term guarantee of competitive prices. These markets are subject to UK competition law to ensure they operate efficiently for the consumer.

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