Snap election threatens Government plan to finally lower energy bills

Energy customers face further delays from government in dealing with with soaring bills, MPs heard on Wednesday.

Business secretary Greg Clark accused companies of “flagrant mistreatment” and “milking” their customers in a “broken” market, but insisted the snap general election announced by Theresa May on Tuesday meant he would “have to reflect on the timing” to lay out his long-awaited plans for a crackdown.

“The response you will see will be muscular and strong, and it will apply to all the companies that are disadvantaging consumers,” he said.

Five of the Big Six energy firms have hiked prices this

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