Theresa May echoes Ed Miliband with promise to reform energy market

Prime minister tells Conservative spring conference that market is not working and she is prepared to ‘step in’

Theresa May’s government is preparing to intervene in Britain’s energy market to weaken the influence of the big six providers and stop the poorest families being forced on to the most expensive tariffs.

In a speech that had echoes of the previous Labour leader, Ed Miliband, who promised to introduce an energy price freeze, the prime minister argued that the market was “manifestly not working for all consumers”.

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