A price cap on energy bills could be extended to many more households on low incomes, under plans being considered by regulator Ofgem. A limit on the cost of gas and electricity for those on pre-payment meters already saves about four million people £80 a year. This could be extended to others on certain benefits. The proposals come after a much wider cap in the Conservative manifesto was absent from the Queen’s Speech. Instead, the government said ministers were “considering the best way” to protect those on the poorest-value tariffs. Business Secretary Greg Clark wrote to Ofgem to challenge the regulator to use its existing powers to reduce bills. The announcement from Ofgem lists a range of proposals covering billing and switching.
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