Interesting that the Government are going to pay OAPs £25 a week towards heating bills during the current cold weather. Disgraceful that tax payers are going to have to foot the bill and further line the pockets of energy companies, when the Government should have forced them to reduce their prices in line with oil prices months ago! Personally I'm sick of excuses for the continued high prices of gas & electricity. They were damn well quick enough to put them up in line with oil prices, and they should be forced into bringing them down again. It's months since oil prices tumbled for heavens sake. Promises to do so later this year aren't going to help pay winter bills. The Government should act now, no more excuses, and also impose a hefty tax on energy company profits.