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Low Cost Britain

Our utility firms provide us all with the unglamorous but necessary products which we need to live in the modern world; essential things like energy (electricity and gas) and water, as well as almost-essentials like bank accounts and telephones too. Some of these firms, like the ones which provide our food, clothes and TV, produce products which we like, and rate highly (with the recent – and hopefully temporary – exception of the beef industry). But others – like energy, water, banks and broadband – make us feel ripped off and we consistently give them rock-bottom scores on everything from value for money to quality of service and overall customer satisfaction.


This isn’t good enough. We all need these products every day so, when they let us down with high prices or poor service, everybody suffers. It imposes a deadweight cost which holds back our economy, slowing growth and making Britain less dynamic. And the human cost falls most heavily on vulnerable and less well-off families too.

Updates



The Guardian Previews John's Energy Debate...

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Millions of people are over-paying for gas and electricity because of excessive price rises by the big six energy companies, The Guardian previews Thursday's cross-party energy debate that John called for...

 

The Guardian: Big six energy firms racking up huge profits by exploiting loyal customers

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Privatisation was meant to cut costs by allowing us to switch suppliers. Instead, most have stuck with the same rip-off firms. This week, John and other MPs will try to find a way to fix the broken energy market...

 

The Sun: John and other MPs urge PM to stop energy firms ripping off loyal customers...

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The Sun reports that John Penrose and Caroline Flint will demand action to protect the public against energy price increases in the Commons this Thursday after securing a debate in Parliament on the Big Six...

 

City AM: Former Minister John Penrose is to lead calls for a new cap on energy price increases...

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City AM reports on news that John is to lead cross-party calls for an intervention into the UK's energy market, demanding fresh restrictions on pricing...

 

John Penrose & Caroline Flint ask for Energy Debate

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John Penrose and Caroline Flint ask for a debate in Parliament on Energy Bills. Around 16 million people pay too much for their energy and the MPs feel that a cross party debate is the only way to stop loyal customers being ripped off...

 


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