Caroline Flint – 2012 Comments on Energy Price Increases

The comments made by Caroline Flint, the then Shadow Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, on 12 January 2012.

With falling wholesale costs, all energy companies must cut their prices for now. They are very quick at hiking up energy bills when prices rise – they need to be just as quick in cutting them when prices fall.

For the future we need a more a responsible and competitive energy market that works in the public interest. But one thing all energy companies should do now is ensure that all over 75s are on the cheapest possible tariff.