Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Ofgem and Scottish Power

Ofgem has fined Scottish Power for breach of licence conditions. We welcome the conclusion of Ofgem’s investigation.  The outcome clearly demonstrates that energy companies will not be allowed to get away with bad practice.

The Government is giving Ofgem powers, through the Energy Bill, to require energy companies to make direct payment to consumers harmed by such activities rather than rely on a voluntary approach.

We want to help hard-pressed households with their bills. That’s why we’re legislating to force energy companies to put people on their lowest tariffs. We’re also encouraging more competition in the energy market and shale gas exploration to bring prices down.