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East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has tabled a motion in the House of Commons regarding the forthcoming change in the energy price cap due on 1 April 2021.

Mr Campbell said “Ofgem the energy regulator announced that from 1 April 2021 the price cap will return to pre-pandemic levels, principally as a result of changes in wholesale energy prices. The price cap was designed to protect consumers who have not switched energy supplier by ensuring they pay a fairer price for their electricity and gas.

Recent increases in wholesale energy prices and the inevitable rises that will follow for nearly every household in the Country I tabled a motion in the House of Commons. This calls on the Government to alert consumers to take action by comparing company costs and switching where possible to minimise any additional energy costs in addition to the numerous problems associated with the ongoing pandemic, to millions of households from April this year.

Consumers who want to minimise increases and save money should shop around ahead of the 1 April price rise and I am calling on the Government to alert consumers to the forthcoming changes.”

Motion text as follows:

Energy price cap

Mr Gregory Campbell (East Londonderry)

That this House notes the forthcoming change in the energy price cap due on 1 April 2021 given the recent increase in wholesale energy prices; and calls upon the Government to alert constituents to take action by comparing company costs where possible to minimise any additional energy cost that will have a further detrimental effect in addition to problems associated with the ongoing pandemic, on millions of households from April this year.