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    Gordon Brown on the British economy
    Ministers are putting the finishing touches to a fuel poverty package – but without the windfall tax on energy companies demanded by the unions.
    More than 10 million households are expected to be offered help to cut bills through loft insulation, double glazing and other measures.
    Customers will also get help in finding the best gas and electricity tariffs.
    Earlier Gordon Brown said the government would do “everything that we can” to help people with energy bills.
    The government is due to unveil a package of measures to help people with rising electricity and gas prices on Thursday. It says they will be a more long-term solution to cutting bills than one-off payments.
    Energy-saving measures in the home
    Asked about the package at a press conference with Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi, Mr Brown said: “We’re doing everything that we can.
    “For example with the winter allowance for pensio…

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