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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property hansard heading Energy: Prices more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to encouraging energy companies to use income-differentiated tariffs as a means of addressing fuel poverty. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
unstar this property answer text <p>Energy suppliers provide direct bill support for low income households through the Government’s Warm Home Discount scheme. <del class="ministerial">As the original impact assessment for the scheme made clear, the scheme grew in part out of a concern about affordability of energy bills and accessibility of appropriate tariffs for those on low incomes. The scheme is now hugely successful.</del> <del class="ministerial">This year the</del> <ins class="ministerial">The </ins>Warm Home<ins class="ministerial">s</ins> Discount will<ins class="ministerial"> increase to</ins> give eligible low-income bill payers £140 money off their energy bills, helping over 2 million people including 1.4 million of Britain’s most vulnerable pensioners.</p><p>There has been consideration of the role of differentiated tariffs as part of the Hills Review of Fuel Poverty, and in the development of Fuel Poverty: Framework for future action and Cutting the cost of keeping warm, the consultation to prepare for a new fuel poverty strategy.</p><p>We continue to monitor the impacts of the Ofgem’s Retail Market Review and wider Government action to ensure consumers are treated fairly in the energy market and are better able to the choose a deal that suits them. We expect to keep the case for further action under review as part of this.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-09-15T12:14:23.4334617Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T12:14:23.4334617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this