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Complainant Name:
Christian Hunt

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Daily Mail


Christian Hunt of Carbon Brief complained to the Press Complaints Commission that the newspaper had published inaccurate information about the cost to consumers of "green taxes", in breach of Clause 1 (Accuracy) of the Editors' Code of Practice.


The complaint was resolved when the PCC negotiated the publication of the following correction:

Recent editorials referring to a leaked Government memo suggested that scrapping ‘green taxes' would save households 30% -- or £300 - on their current energy bills. In fact the memo, which was reported by several newspapers, was outlining estimates for 2020 and should have specified electricity prices rather than energy bills.

Date Published: 12/01/2012

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