Energy prices

Oral evidence complete, transcripts and witness correspondence available below.

Sir Robert Smith MP said:
“The Committee has today decided to call in the energy bosses in the context of the latest wave of price increases.”

Among other subjects, the session explored:

  • Reasons and justification behind recent energy price rises;
  • Difference of pricing policies between energy suppliers; and
  • How the transparency of energy company profits can be improved.

Further information from witnesses:

Following the evidence session on Tuesday 29 October 2013 the Committee requested additional financial information from each of the energy company witnesses.



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Related information

Read responses from energy companies following the evidence session on Energy Prices