Pre-pay Meters

Part of Energy and Climate Change – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 2016.

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Photo of Amber Rudd Amber Rudd The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 12:00 am, 12th May 2016

The Government agree with the Competition and Markets Authority that consumers on pre-pay meters are getting a poor deal. Supporting such consumers was at the heart of our decision to support the CMA investigation in the first place. The hon. Lady may have seen the estimate by Citizens Advice that 23% of households in her constituency have pre-payment meters, which is above the national average of 16%. That is why it is so important that we take on board the recommendations of the CMA following the publication of its final report.