Hinkley Point C subsidy has dealt consumers 'a bad hand', say MPs

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Government accused of failing billpayers by agreeing to fixed price for 35-year contract that will cost £30bn

MPs have accused the government of failing to protect consumers over the price it has promised to pay for power from the Hinkley Point C nuclear plant.

The Commons public accounts committee said the subsidy contract for Hinkley Point C, agreed in 2016 after years of delays, would hit poorest households hardest.

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