Efforts by the Labour Party to promise lower power bills have been labelled "cheap, populist rubbish" by Finance Minister Bill English because of Labour's track record on electricity prices.

Opposition leader Phil Goff yesterday formally launched the policy of GST-free fresh fruit and vegetables, which he said would save a household between $300 and $400 a year.

"It makes a difference, but by itself it won't be enough. We'll have other policies also."

Mr Goff said Labour would announce details on savings, skills programmes and monetary policy in the lead-up to the next election.

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