Britain discussing rise in gas and electricity price cap - minister

The price cap, set by Ofgem, limits the cost of energy for about 11mln people on suppliers' default tariffs

  
Image used for illustrative purpose. The sun rises behind electricity pylons near Chester, northern England October 24, 2011.

Image used for illustrative purpose. The sun rises behind electricity pylons near Chester, northern England October 24, 2011.

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LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Britain is having talks with energy regulator Ofgem about whether a cap on gas and electricity prices for consumers may have to go up, junior business minister Paul Scully said on Thursday.

"We've had lots of conversations ... with companies themselves, with Ofgem, in reviewing that price cap we clearly want to protect customers," he told Sky News.

(Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, writing by James Davey) ((james.davey@thomsonreuters.com))


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