The Scotsman cartoon: Anger at energy companies

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Consumers feel “anger and frustration” at the energy companies, which have failed to justify hikes in household bills, Ed Davey told the industry.

The Energy Secretary said customers should not be treated as “cash cows” and the industry needed to open its books to explain why bills were going up.

His “tough message” to industry body Energy UK’s annual conference came as EDF Energy became the latest of the Big Six firms to announce an above-inflation rise in bills.

Illustration: Iain Green


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