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Government outlines plans to cut energy bills by £50

1 December 2013 Last updated at 18:22 GMT

The government has outlined proposals to reduce energy bills by about £50 a year by shifting some costs on to government and cracking down on tax avoidance.

Chancellor George Osborne said the government would pay for some measures currently included in people's bills, while the cost of insulating homes would be spread over a longer period.

Adam Fleming reports.