Slash and burn

The Sun quotes Mark Littlewood on incoherent government energy plans


A government crusade to slash energy bills could end up with people paying more, it was claimed yesterday.

Firms will have to put customers on best-price tariffs by summer 2014 — but overall bills may rise if the suppliers remove current cheap deals, experts warned.


Mark Littlewood, of the Institute of Economic Affairs, said: “Restricting the tariffs companies can offer will constrain consumer choice and have the perverse effect of pushing prices up for some.”