After the softening up now we are in danger of feeling grateful. Having passed on the green levies they should have paid to us to pay- then created a furore and had them removed energy companies are cutting their bills. Before you celebrate just remember most are still charging considerably above inflation as this article helpfully reminds us. This is all very topical with fuel poverty running at record levels – the article profiled here tells us:

SSE became the latest energy firm to announce savings from the government’s green levy shake-up with plans to cut dual fuel prices by 3.5% from 24 March.

The bill reduction will apply to all SSE’s 9.5 million residential customers, including those on fixed or capped deals.

But it will only scale back the 8.2% average tariff rise that kicked in on 15 November and the change will also take effect nearly three months after rival British Gas dropped prices in response to the government’s move to cut the cost of green levies on customer bills.

SSE’s announcement follows ScottishPower’s decision on Monday to reduce dual fuel prices by 3.3% from 31 January.

Npower is now the only “big six” provider not to reveal price changes following the green levy deal, although it has already pledged to cut prices.

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