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Fuel bill reduction is 'really short-sighted move'

Chief executive of the Green Building Council Paul King has described the government's plan to reduce fuel bills as "a really short-sighted move".

He told BBC News that fewer homes would now be insulated - with an average saving of £670 a year after solid wall and loft insulation.

Energy prices had become a "political football" he added but, "the only way to make people's bills lower in the longer, and for good, is to insulate those homes. Just a short pause on energy price rises, just before the next election isn't going to help people in the longer term."

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