Huhne vows ‘pro-competitive’ energy market

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne this morning vowed to make the UK energy market “pro-competitive”. Just a couple of hours before he unveiled the government’s plans for reform of the electricity […]

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By Kelvin Ross

Energy Secretary Chris Huhne this morning vowed to make the UK energy market “pro-competitive”.

Just a couple of hours before he unveiled the government’s plans for reform of the electricity market, Mr Huhne was answering a question from his shadow counterpart Meg Hiller, who asked what was being done to protect the consumer in the wake of price rises from several of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers, and in advance of a VAT increase and the scrapping of energy watchdog Consumer Focus.

Mr Huhne replied that the review currently being undertaken by Ofgem into energy prices was “very real” and “if Ofgem find there is a lack of competition in the sector, we will move to ensure that it becomes pro-competitive”.