Energy Economy

18 Aug 2022

British Gas and Octopus Energy ‘Back Energy Bill Freeze for Two Years’

18 Aug 2022  by   

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Two of the biggest energy suppliers, British Gas and Octopus Energy reportedly support the idea to freeze customers’ energy bills for two years.

It had been previously reported that the idea, pitched by ScottishPower and E.ON was being debated to explore if it could come into reality.

The plan would see energy companies cap customers’ bills at the current level of £1,971 for two years while the difference between the existing price cap and the wholesale price would be supported by a ‘deficit fund’.

Commercial banks would deposit funds to this government-backed fund – the cost of the scheme would then be recovered in the next ten to 15 years through a potential levy.


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