Pressure mounts for fuel poor aid

Milne, Roger
January 2008
Utility Week;1/25/2008, Vol. 28 Issue 13, p38
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the proposed Energy Bill in Great Britain. Members of Parliament are voicing disappointment that the legislation contains no provision for an obligatory national social tariff. Given the double-digit rise in domestic bills announced by a number of electricity suppliers, that appears to many to be a major oversight. In January 2008, Members of Parliament pressed the government to reconsider its stance. Business secretary John Hutton insisted that ministers were keeping the issue under review.


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