Ofgem needs greater powers to be better able to protect consumers and ensure they have access to cheap electricity and gas tariffs.
This is according to secretary of state for energy and climate change Chris Huhne, who told the House of Commons yesterday (October 20th) it is vital the regulator is able to force energy suppliers to pay compensation to customers who have been falsely sold deals.
Hr Huhne said he considers mis-selling to be a "serious offence" and added the government is "carefully considering legislation on the issue as part of the next energy bill".
Also at yesterday's question and answer session, Mr Huhne gave details on some of the outcomes of Monday's summit with energy suppliers at Downing Street.
He explained how a voluntary agreement had been reached for gas and electricity providers to communicate with their customers to highlight how households could be making savings.
This week, the government urged people to compare energy tariffs and ensure they have adequate insulation in order to lower the price they pay for energy.
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