Ofgem ‘delighted’ with Huhne’s tough talk

Ofgem is “delighted” with Chris Huhne’s tough talk on the Big Six. The Energy Secretary announced that the regulator would get new powers to help customers at the Lib Dem […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Ofgem is “delighted” with Chris Huhne’s tough talk on the Big Six. The Energy Secretary announced that the regulator would get new powers to help customers at the Lib Dem conference in Birmingham yesterday.

An Ofgem spokesperson said: “We are delighted with the Secretary of State’s commitment to new consumer redress powers for Ofgem. This is consistent with the findings of our retail market review in March which made clear that we would seek new powers where they were needed to better protect consumers.”

Ofgem also welcomed proposals to simplify energy tariffs, which it said “will give more power to consumers.”