With winter and the colder weather comes the timely reminder about energy costs.

I am therefore pleased to see that last week the Domestic Gas & Electricity (Tariff Cap) legislation came into force.

This law is important for all hard-working families across Aldridge-Brownhills as it will place a cap on rates charged to domestic customers for the supply of gas and electricity.

For too long the energy market has not been working for its customers and Government action in this area will now benefit all customers.