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....36m at BP in 2013, has not quite reached the heights of his predecessor at Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who earned nearly £5m in 2012. Unlike Laidlaw, Conn is comfortable talking to the media and has been robust in arguing against calls for a price cap in the face of rising energy bills. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Boss of British Gas owner gets 40% pay rise as millions live in fuel poverty image
....36m at BP in 2013, has not quite reached the heights of his predecessor at Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who earned nearly £5m in 2012. Unlike Laidlaw, Conn is comfortable talking to the media and has been robust in arguing against calls for a price cap in the face of rising energy bills. ...
Charge electric cars smartly to take pressure off national grid – minister image
.... However, most of the UK’s existing 10,000-plus charging points do not have such technology. Stewart Reid, ‎head of asset management and innovation at SSE, said realistically some network upgrades, which would ultimately be passed on to energy bills, would be required if electric cars took off in a big way. ...
Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 04:53:15 PM
....”. During a House of Commons debate regarding energy bills, Conservative MP John Penrose reiterated his call for a relative price cap, where there is a limit on the gap between the worst and best deals. ...
How Britons spend their money, plus MPs turn the heat on energy firms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 03:44:06 PM
....Ivy restaurant spin-off accused of hogging service charge. UK climate targets ‘will raise household energy bills by £100 in a decade’. ...
Elderly 'hit by line rental charges' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 11:00:38 AM
...."Life costs more if you are disabled," said James Taylor at disability charity Scope, who called for more to be done to get people with disabilities online. The combined cost of higher energy bills and specialist equipment reaches on average £550 per month, according to Scope research. ...
UK climate targets 'will raise household energy bills by £100 in a decade' image
. The cost of supporting new windfarms and nuclear power stations to meet the UK’s carbon targets will add nearly £100 to the average household energy bill by the end of the next decade, according to a government adviser. ...
Low carbon drive 'cuts household bills' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:13:08 AM
....44 homes every minute, day and night. A recent report from the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee said energy bills had been pushed up by "poorly designed government interventions in pursuit of decarbonisation". ...
Energy costs to soar as Big Six companies turn up the heat image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 08:01:00 AM
.... . This will add more than half a billion pounds to the nation’s collective energy bill, with suppliers claiming that wholesale energy price rises are to blame. ...
How to beat UK energy price rises image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 12:20:57 PM
.... “We still get lots of competition, lots of choice, but it does mean the most vulnerable of us or those of us with least time to switch suppliers don’t get ripped off,” said Penrose. Penrose has secured a House of Commons debate on Thursday on energy bills. ...
UK households spent £180m on 'unnecessary' power capacity – report image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of March 2017 06:01:24 AM
. Households have spent £180m over the past three years on spare power capacity that was never used, according to a report that comes as MPs prepare to debate what can be done about rising energy bills. ...
Energy companies ‘ripping off’ millions, ministers say image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
.... The latest increases come despite the energy regulator Ofgem recently saying it saw no reason for the big six to raise prices despite upward price pressures, because of the way they hedge when buying power. Pressure on the government to step in is mounting from MPs, who say Theresa May can go a long way to honour her commitment to help the less well-off by addressing the issue of energy bills, which Ofgem says now account for 10% of spending in the poorest households, compared with just 5. ...
How free market helped big six energy firms to rack up huge profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 12:05:09 AM
....But government interventions may be part of the problem, according to Richard Neudegg, the head of regulation at uSwitch. “Tinkering with ideas like price caps as a magic bullet to bring down energy bills is a knee-jerk reaction that will leave consumers even more out of pocket in the long term,” he said. ...
E.ON price rise branded 'monstrous' as users face £97 a year extra image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 03:32:17 PM
....5 million E. ON customers will pay an extra £97 a year on energy bills in what consumer groups have branded a “monstrous” and “crippling” blow for householders. ...
E.On to raise gas and electricity prices in April image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 11:24:37 AM
....Wholesale energy costs had actually come down, it said, thanks to its hedging policy. But the announcement was criticised by some energy bill experts. ...
UK 'must insulate 25 million homes' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 12:07:22 AM
....Mr Smith is currently refurbishing Ruth Baber's home in Wimbledon, south London. He says it has added 10% to the £250,000 total cost, which included major extensions, but will save 80% of energy bills and take about 20 years to recoup. ...
Energy bills: are UK customers finally starting to switch supplier? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 12:01:44 AM
. The competition watchdog’s decision not to impose price caps on energy bills has received backing from new data showing that the number of gas and electricity customers switching to a different provider rose by almost 30% in 2016. ...
Windfarms aren’t the real reason energy bills are rising. Blame the free market image
.... The average domestic electricity bill was 58% higher in 2016 than it was in 2003,” the economic affairs committee said in its report on energy policy. Anyone reading it would have been forgiven for directing their anger at windfarms when increases in their energy bills land, as half of the big six energy suppliers are planning. ...
Barclays: triple the profits, but still a work in progress | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 07:09:13 AM
.... But Conn is probably correct to think that the government, with a green paper on consumer markets in the offing, won’t have the appetite to fix energy prices. If business rates can damage a minister’s career, who would want direct responsibility for setting every household’s energy bill?. ...
Government meddling makes energy costlier, peers say image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of February 2017 12:23:42 AM
...."It's a very high price that is being paid," says Lord Hollick, who chairs the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. He points out that green levies, which account for around 10% of energy bills, are set to soar: "Those renewable costs are estimated to go up to nearly 25% by the mid 2020s. ...
British Gas says competition has hit profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of February 2017 09:02:22 AM
....British Gas has also announced a loyalty scheme to reward existing customers. They will be able to get deals on TV packages, boiler maintenance, and reduced energy bills. ...
Gas and electricity prices may have to rise further, warns industry body image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 03:11:24 PM
. Britain’s big six energy suppliers are under pressure to pass on more price hikes to consumers’ energy bills, the industry trade body has warned. ...
Two-car families pay £40 extra per month as fuel prices soar, says AA image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:01:17 AM
....4% between December and January. Higher oil costs can also push up household energy bills as wholesale gas prices tend to track the price of crude. ...
UK offshore wind 'will lower energy bills' more than nuclear image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 01:30:13 PM
.... The building of new turbines on land is expected to largely grind to a halt after next year. Green energy subsidies are paid through energy bills, but MPs said last week that government efforts to communicate the impact on consumers had been “shambolic. ...
Scottish Power customers to be hit by 7.8% price hike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:26:20 PM
. More than a million Scottish Power customers will see their energy bills rise by £86 a year after it became the third of the big six energy suppliers to announce a price hike. ...
Lack of transparency over green energy subsidies 'shambolic', say MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:01:00 AM
. MPs have criticised ministers for their “shambolic” failure to regularly spell out the impact of government green policies on household energy bills. ...
Energy customers locked into a costly scheme who have no right to switch image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
.... In London, where new developments are required to be zero carbon, it is being used in most large estates. In reality, though, residents complain of enormous, opaque energy bills, frequent outages and misinformation. ...
npower to raise energy bills by £109 - here’s how you could SAVE more than £200 image
....Stephen Murray, energy expert, MoneySuperMarket, said: "This hefty rise of nearly 10 per cent will add £109 for the average dual fuel customer – a significant dent to customers’ wallets. "Standard customers continue to pay over the odds for their gas and electricity and whether you’re an npower customer or with any other supplier on a standard tariff, the message is and has been clear for a while – switch tariff to a cheaper fixed deal and take control of your energy bills. ...
Npower prices hike sparks crackdown threat against energy providers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 10:09:47 AM
....With average household bills for npower’s dual fuel customers expected to increase from £1,077 to £1,187 a year, Claire Osborne, energy expert at the price comparison website uSwitch, said: “This price rise – the largest single rise from a big six supplier since 2013 – is a bitter blow for consumers who have just come out of a very chilly winter. “Npower has blamed the rise on the increased cost of buying energy in global markets – but they weren’t so quick to reduce energy bills when wholesale prices were low. ...
Ban coal from backup power subsidy scheme, says Scottish Power image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 04:16:49 PM
....Three major coal power plants closed last year, largely because of the impact of the government’s carbon tax. But coal is still expected to win a significant number of contracts in a capacity market auction starting on Tuesday to provide backup power next winter, paid through subsidies levied on household energy bills. ...
MPs question post-Brexit viability of May's industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 03:45:43 PM
.... “Industrial gas costs are internationally competitive but electricity costs have moved out of line with other European countries,” the green paper said. The roadmap will look at energy efficiency and whether future support for offshore windfarms should be given under the current subsidy scheme, which is paid for by levies on all energy bills. ...
Batteries included: Yorkshire village seeks to solve riddle of too much sun image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of January 2017 08:00:30 AM
.... In Oxspring, a community energy company found it could only install solar panels at two in three homes because of constraints on the amount of power that can be pushed into the grid. Energy storage company Moixa and the local network operator, Northern Powergrid, hope their pilot will “timeshift” solar for use at peak times and show storage can reduce network bottlenecks and cut out the need for costly upgrades, which would be passed on to energy bill-payers. ...
Big six energy suppliers warned not to raise prices any time soon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 07:08:21 PM
....Despite the higher costs to suppliers, they are still around a tenth lower than they were at the start of 2014 due to a two-year period of falling costs. The average household dual-fuel energy bill was £1,066 in December 2016 compared with £1,140 in December 2013. ...
Swansea Bay tidal lagoon backed by government review image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:51:24 AM
.... “I would strongly caution against ruling out tidal lagoons because of the hopes of other cheaper alternatives being available in the future,” he said. The subsidy for Swansea would cost households about 30p on their energy bills annually over the first 30 years, or “around the cost of a pint of milk”, he said. ...
Government review likely to back Swansea Bay tidal lagoon image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 06:00:26 AM
....But the developer and government officials have not yet been able to reach agreement on a guaranteed price for electricity from the lagoon. Negotiations are continuing on a price that would be even higher than the one agreed for the new Hinkley Point C nuclear power station, and paid for by a levy on energy bills. ...
UK hits clean energy milestone: 50% of electricity from low carbon sources image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 03:06:26 PM
....Environmental measures have made coal power increasingly uneconomic in the UK, and ministers have promised to phase it out entirely by 2025 at the latest. Despite a recent rise in wholesale prices, which were blamed for one small energy supplier going bust last month, the average household energy bill was down 4. ...
Energy bill SHOCK: EDF to HIKE electricity prices by 8.2 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 04:40:00 PM
....Claire Osborne, uSwitch. com energy expert, says: “Increasing the price of an already high energy bill could leave almost two million EDF standard variable customers buckling under the pressure, and it’s a bitter pill to swallow even if it is after the winter months – consumers still need to keep the lights on. ...
EDF to hike electricity prices 8.4% with other providers expected to follow suit image
....Claire Osborne, energy expert at uSwitch, said: “It’s disappointing to see EDF already committing to price rises in March that will make them the most expensive variable tariff of the big six. Increasing the price of an already high energy bill could leave almost 2 million EDF standard variable customers buckling under the pressure, and it’s a bitter pill to swallow even if it is after the winter months – consumers still need to keep the lights on. ...
EDF to cut gas bills but raise electricity prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of December 2016 10:34:35 AM
.... . EDF said "it is right" that energy bills should reflect changes in electricity costs. ...
Millions of British Gas and SSE customers urged to switch NOW image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 04:22:00 PM
.... At the same time nine out of ten SSE customers - 3. 8m homes - could shave £198 off their energy bills by moving to a cheaper provider. ...
Ofgem energy league table could save users hundreds of pounds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:52:30 AM
....The energy secretary, Greg Clark, said the table would show consumers where they could save money and would increase transparency for the “millions” of Britons who were overpaying for their gas and electricity by remaining on the expensive standard variable tariffs. The table will compare the average energy bill paid by a household on a standard variable tariff from the larger energy companies with deals from the 10 cheapest suppliers. ...
Energy customers could save £260 without switching, says Ofgem image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 11:04:45 AM
. Millions of energy customers could save hundreds of pounds a year on their energy bills without even switching supplier, according to the regulator Ofgem. ...
Batteries charged to play bigger role in UK energy grid image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 01:53:05 PM
....Most of the £1. 2bn cost of the auction (which we'll pay via our energy bills) will go to existing generators - including EDF with its nuclear fleet which would have been operating anyway. ...
How to snap up the hottest energy deals this winter image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:01:00 AM
....The cheapest deal offered by a big six supplier is EDF Energy’s fixed Blue+Price Protection, fixed until December 2017, which charges £933, followed by ScottishPower’s Online Fixed Saver at £952. These are all far cheaper than the average UK household energy bill, which is £1,345, according to the regulator Ofgem. ...
Opec doesn’t hold all the cards, even after its oil price agreement image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of December 2016 04:00:26 PM
.... In the UK, petrol costs could increase by as much as 9p a litre, adding almost £5 to the cost of filling up an average family car, according to motoring organisations. Higher oil prices could also push up household energy bills as wholesale gas tends to track the price of crude. ...
UK petrol prices set to rise after Opec deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 08:35:42 AM
....This could push up petrol prices by as much as 9p a litre, adding almost £5 to the cost of filling up an average family car, according to motoring organisations. Higher oil prices could also push up household energy bills as wholesale gas prices tend to track the price of crude. ...
UK fuel poverty to last a lifetime, report says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:01:33 AM
....38 million in 2014, the latest year for which figures are available. The average fuel poverty gap – between households’ energy bills and what they can afford to pay – has grown in the past decade from £235 in 2003 to £371 in 2014, or £882m at a national level. ...
The Crusader: Widow battles in energy savings row image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 28th of November 2016 12:01:00 AM
....“It is possible to add a chemical inhibitor or additive yourself but if not we always advise you to get at least three quotes before hiring a tradesperson. “As part of our wide-ranging independent and impartial analysis of heating products we are reviewing claims about EndoTherm’s impact on heating systems and whether it can result in greater energy efficiency and lower energy bills. ...
GB Energy's collapse to hit 160,000 households with higher bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 06:35:39 PM
. About 160,000 UK households are to face higher energy bills in the new year after the collapse of GB Energy. ...
Budget energy supplier folds blaming rising prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 27th of November 2016 08:48:57 AM
. About 160,000 UK customers face potentially higher energy bills after a budget supplier closed down, blaming rising energy prices. ...
Christmas energy price SHOCK: Bills jump by £129 in just TWO months image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 03:50:00 PM
....com energy expert, said: “Until the start of this summer, consumers hadn’t faced significant price rises for over two years, but we are now seeing more and more increases from suppliers big and small as rising wholesale prices continue to bite. “Consumers who are concerned about their energy bills going up should shop around and switch to a better tariff and consider fixed deals. ...
Where to buy the must-have Xmas toys, plus the power to reduce energy bills image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:06:08 PM
....25 texts and emails a day: how payday loan firms hound borrowers. Collective switching: can clubbing together lower your energy bills?. ...
One in three working families struggle to pay energy bills, poll shows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:01:33 AM
. One in three working families struggle to pay their energy bills, it has been claimed, as pressure mounts on suppliers to do more to help poorer households move on to the cheapest deals. ...
Greg Clark to meet energy firms over 'profiteering' claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 02:11:57 PM
.... Energy UK rejects completely any implication that the report was designed to alter the perception of supplier profit. It is simply a way of demonstrating how pressures on energy bills have changed over recent years. ...
Britain is drowning in a mountain of debt but not all hope is lost image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 12:01:00 AM
....”. He recommends using comparison sites to cut motor insurance and energy bills: “Your digital TV, broadband and mobile providers may offer you a better deal to keep your business. ...
Smart energy technology 'stymied by current policy' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 12:01:30 AM
. Smart technology that could shave £90 off household energy bills and curb carbon emissions is being stymied by government policy, a leading thinktank has said. ...
‘Switch and save’ say energy experts, as fixed-rate tariffs end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 5th of November 2016 07:01:40 AM
.... A comparison search will show you the best for your region and consumption, but all the signs are that prices – particularly electricity – are heading upwards, so fix now while you can,” he said. Joe Malinowski of TheEnergyShop website agrees that there is little point in getting stuck with an overpriced energy bill as winter approaches. ...
 WINTER DEBT WARNING: Consumers heading into the cold with £292m energy debt image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 04:36:00 PM
....Recent Ofgem figures indicate that 70 per cent of annual household gas and 54 per cent of household electricity use occurs between October and March. Yet wholesale prices – which make up around half of energy bills – continue to rise due to the low value of the pound pushing up the cost of energy imports, future supply concerns and higher transmission prices. ...
Time is money: here's how to save some when the clocks go back this weekend image
....“It can be as simple as a couple of clicks to get the switching process started to change to a cheaper energy deal,” says Alex Neill, managing director of home and legal services at Which?. “Our research has shown many people could be saving up to £400 a year on their energy bill. ...
Energy price shock: Homes warned bills will jump by 15 per cent image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of October 2016 04:18:00 PM
....com, said: “There are still many competitive tariffs available on the market – for now at least – although they may not be around for long if wholesale prices continue rising. "Consumers concerned about their energy bills going up, especially as we head towards winter, should shop around for fixed deals which provide protection against potential price rises. ...
A three-bed house with £500 energy bills? How you too can slash your costs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of October 2016 05:59:08 AM
.... Even in the depths of winter, the house uses a fraction of the energy that most British homes consume trying to keep warm. On average, the Ushers’ home energy bills since 2014 have been £530 a year, and that for a house that is nearly twice the size of a standard British semi. ...
Green subsidies to push UK energy bills higher than planned image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of October 2016 05:01:29 AM
. Household energy bills in four years’ time will be £17 higher annually than planned because of the number of windfarms and solar panels installed in recent years, according to the government’s spending watchdog. ...
You don't have to shiver to save money on energy bills this winter image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of October 2016 08:46:00 AM
....“The only differences you will notice are the savings you make and your new provider’s logo at the top of your bill,” Wilson added. If you receive a shock energy bill this winter be prepared to complain, said Lewis Shand Smith, chief executive at Ombudsman Services: First, ask your supplier to double check your meter reading or fix the problem. ...
Bright light image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 11:02:54 PM
.... . It claims its technology can halve a city's energy bill. ...
Price comparison sites face review by competition watchdog image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:16:16 AM
....Richard Neudegg, head of regulation at uSwitch, said: “We welcome this announcement by the CMA. Comparison websites play an essential role in arming consumers with the information and tools they need to engage with markets – whether that’s helping them cut hundreds of pounds from their energy bill, access a faster broadband package or switch to a more competitive car insurance deal. ...
'Fit and forget' smart meters warning image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:39:37 PM
....The smart meters project risks being a wasted opportunity for households if they are just fitted and forgotten, a committee of MPs has said. The new real-time meters will only save consumers a small amount of money on their energy bills, the Science and Technology Committee said. ...
ScottishPower to offer bundles of energy to customers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of September 2016 07:32:04 AM
....The system is being based on the way people fill up their car with petrol or buy data bundles with a mobile phone. The company says it is an attempt to simplify energy bills. ...
Prepay meter installation fees should be capped, Ofgem says image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 11:08:41 PM
....5 million use them for gas. Consumers who pay in advance also face higher energy bills, although from April 2017 these prices will be capped. ...
Learn how to balance a budget in the biggest university challenge of all image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:59:52 AM
....“Because these people are managing their finances for the first time, one of the things I think would really help is to give them experience of doing so. With three weeks to go, maybe students who are going to university should be encouraged to go to the supermarket to see how much food costs, and to see the costs of energy bills,” he says, adding that energy monitors be used to accurately show the cost of appliances. ...
Co-operative Energy leads list of energy suppliers increasing prices image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 05:59:23 AM
.... “The market’s most competitive plans are still hundreds of pounds less than the average big six standard tariff. Those who are concerned about their energy bills should look to see whether they can switch to a better tariff and consider fixed deals that can provide protection against further price rises. ...
Allow Brexit to slice through EU red tape image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 03:53:00 PM
....Quirk has launched a Parliamentary petition to get them scrapped now that the UK has voted for Brexit. The EU also insists that VAT must be charged at a minimum rate of 15 per cent, but Brexit could allow UK politicians to waive that on essentials such as home energy bills, cutting household costs. ...
Campaigners urge Government to slash costly EU red tape image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 12:01:00 AM
....Quirk has launched a Parliamentary petition to get them scrapped now that the UK has voted for Brexit. The EU also insists that VAT must be charged at a minimum rate of 15 per cent, but Brexit could allow UK politicians to waive that on essentials such as home energy bills, cutting household costs. ...
Immigration: May rejects points-based system for EU nationals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of September 2016 09:00:09 PM
.... And obviously that's what I say, not free movement as it has been in the past". During a series of interviews, Mrs May also declined to guarantee the UK would use money saved by leaving the EU to spend another £100m a week on the NHS or cut VAT on energy bills. ...

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