Energy and Climate Change
Sir John Stanley (Tonbridge and Malling, Conservative)
Charles Hendry (The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change; Wealden, Conservative)
Ofgem is responsible for the rules governing payment methods. Although suppliers are obliged under the terms of the supply licence to offer a wide range of methods for their customers to pay, only payment by cash and in advance through a prepayment meters are the only compulsory methods they are required to offer. All other payment methods, including paying by post, are a commercial decision for the company itself.