Energy minister Greg Barker has called for gas and electricity prices to be made clearer so people are aware of exactly what they are paying for.
Speaking to consumer group Which? at this week's conservative party conference in Manchester, Mr Barker stated the government is strongly encouraging the energy regulator to tackle any barriers to competition and ensure consumers have access to the best energy deals.
He said: "The Ofgem proposals aimed at reducing tariff complexity and improving comparability should make it easier for consumers to navigate the market and find the best deal."
The minister added it is important the Big Six suppliers face healthy competition in order to keep gas and electricity prices under control and said that radical reforms are needed to allow for greater use of energy sources such as renewables and nuclear power.
This could be essential if gas and electricity prices are to be kept at a sustainable level for the years to come, he added.
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