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Mission statement

We called on George Osborne to stand up for the millions grappling with rising energy costs. We asked him to use his Autumn Statement to cut the Big Six suppliers down to size by separating energy generation from supply. We even gave him four ways to to save £1.8bn on your bills. You can now support our Fair Energy Prices campaign.

Millions can't afford to heat their homes

Graphic - 3 in 10 people don't know they'll afford to heat their homes

Campaign asks

We called on George Osborne to use his Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013 to:

Cut the Big Six down to size by:

Committing to separating energy generation from supply: the wholesale market must be made more competitive to help keep prices in check.

Ending the blank cheque for suppliers’ delivery of the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO): we estimate nearly £200m a year could be saved if delivered more efficiently.

Cut the cost of government energy policies:

Re-targeting the ECO for a potential saving of £242m-£363m a year.

Scrapping the carbon floor price: it’s an unnecessary burden on consumers and could take around £1bn off bills next year.

Halting the smart meter roll out for two years, saving almost £80m a year for two years.

Taking the Warm Home Discount off your bills for a saving of more than £290m a year.

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