The price cap for gas and electricity bills is lowered by energy watchdog Ofgem as wholesale costs fall.
The regulator OFGEM have told energy companies to cap their prices at £1040 per household per year. Fair enough but putting my cynical hat on the companies will just increase prices so the cap still clicks in but those on lower rates will pay more to keep profits up. The cap should not have been on the top rate but on the amount i.e. bills can't rise by more than 5% or some such figure.
As someone under the maximum amount in a small flat I now expect my bills to rise to compensate the energy company!