Letter: Ofgas review

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The Independent Online
Sir: In "Spottiswoode forced to investigate price cuts" (Business, 17 September), you quote an unnamed source (not us) as saying: "Ofgas had said it had no intention of investigating the issue further."

The truth is that British Gas Trading said the PrePayment tariff was frozen pending a review by Ofgas, which is already under way. The investigation will take into account BGT's recent request to Ofgas to rebalance its price control tariff caps in line with new cost information.

Ofgas's review will also now provide a response to the Gas Consumers Council's request for an investigation of BGT's recent tariff proposals.


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