Energy: Prices

(asked on 30th January 2023) - View Source

Question to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero:

To ask His Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of other European countries regarding the comparative cost of energy to consumers in the UK and those countries; and what lessons they have learned from those discussions.

Answered by
Lord Callanan Portrait
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
This question was answered on 9th February 2023

The UK Government has discussions with governments of other countries on a range of issues. The Department publishes comparisons between the UK and European countries from Eurostat price data.

Differences in prices across countries are influenced by many factors, including differences in fuel mixes, market structures, regulation, and taxation strategies within each country. This means that while all countries have been affected by the rise in global energy prices, the impact on households and businesses will vary between countries. The Government has announced a package of measures to support people and businesses with their energy bills and tackle the root causes of the issues in the UK energy market through increased supply.

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