Cheaper energy bills for Exmouth?

12:49 24 February 2013

Free home enerygy assessments are on offer

Free home enerygy assessments are on offer

supplied

Cheaper bills for people across Exmouth came one step closer this week following reforms to the energy market by energy watchdog Ofgem.

The reforms will be in place by this summer and could affect bills in time for winter 2014. They follow plans set out by the Prime Minister last year to ensure consumers get the cheapest deal.

The Government’s Energy Bill includes making the market simpler by restricting suppliers to offering four simple core tariffs per fuel type.

Suppliers will be required to give all their customers personalised information on the cheapest tariff they offer for them.

And new rules will force suppliers to send clear bills which are easier for customers to understand.

The government hopes that he reforms willensure all customers will get the best deal on their energy bills by 2014.

Hugo Swire MP for East Devon said: “I know that people across East Devon are concerned about their energy bills and it is right that action is being taken to bring them down. Ofgem’s reforms take a big step in the right direction, and follow the Prime Minister’s promise last year to get the lowest tariffs for consumers.”

The Prime Minister, David Cameron, said: “The package we have announced is a huge step towards energy bills that are fairer for everyone. This is about putting people before profits. It’s about pensioners being better able to heat their homes in winter, and families better able to cope when the bills arrive.”

0 comments

Other News Stories

12:30

Plans for retirement housing to be built on a former care home site in Exmouth have again been opposed by town planners

Read more
10:00

Environmental chiefs have insisted work to shore up Dawlish Warren will not cause increased flood risk to Exmouth.

Read more

Fire crews were called out to a shed fire in Exmouth last night which spread to a property.

Read more

It is thought that the building, which used to house the town’s sorting office, in High Street, could be changed after rumours surfaced of the building’s sale.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

A new childcare service has opened in Exmouth after closing in Budleigh Salterton at the end of 2016.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

A revised application to demolish an old building in Budleigh Salterton to make way for eight apartments has been submitted to the district council.

Read more
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Plans to build 10 new homes on the site of a former Exmouth health and social care facility have been opposed by town planners.

Read more
Saturday, January 14, 2017

Project leaders behind a proposed cross-Channel power cable making landfall at Budleigh Salterton beach have allayed residents’ fears over the scheme.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Police have confirmed the identity of the two bodies found at a house in Dunkeswell as Michael and Nicola Beck.

Read more
Friday, January 13, 2017

Applicants can apply for the role from Monday (January 16) to become a wholetime firefighter.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 8°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications