Householders could soon be choosing cheap energy tariffs from a larger range of energy suppliers as part of a government move towards greater competition.
Later on today, energy and climate change secretary Chris Huhne will meet representatives from small-scale suppliers to discuss how they would find it easier to break into the energy market.
The minister commented that the market has been cosy for too long.
He added: "I'm calling a summit of independent energy suppliers so the small guys have an equal chance to bid. We need more competition to keep bills down - it is madness that 99 per cent of people get their energy from the Big Six."
Companies involved in the meeting will include Ecotricity, Good Energy, Ovo Energy, First Utility and Co-op Energy.
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