Rigging gas and electricity prices will become a criminal offence for the first time under new measures outlined by the Government.
Ed Davey, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary, announced that anyone found guilty of rigging wholesale gas and electricity prices – used as a the basis for domestic bills – could face up to two years in jail.
What the hell’s the minimum carbon price if it’s not price rigging?
The new laws would cover anyone seeking to fix the price of energy at an artificial level, or using insider information to trade on the wholesale market.
Jail thyself Davey!