SNP offers possibility of cheaper household bills

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 10: First Minister & SNP Leader Nicola Sturgeon addresses delegates as she makes her keynote speech at The SNP Autumn Conference 2017 at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on October 10, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland. The Scottish National Party have gathered in Glasgow for the 83rd Annual National Conference. Over the three day period, the conference will set out SNP plans for the future of Scotland. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Consumers could get a fairer deal on household bills if the SNP push ahead with plans for a publicly backed, not-for-profit energy company, it has been claimed.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon revealed plans to look into the option during her speech at the party conference earlier this week.

She pledged to establish the publicly-owned energy company before the end of the current Scottish parliament in 2021.

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