(1) what recent discussions he has had with energy companies on using the universal credit system to allow pre-paid meter customers to move onto credit meters;
(2) what recent discussions he has had with energy companies on allowing pre-paid meter customers to move onto credit meters.
DECC Ministers and officials have had a number of discussions with energy suppliers on a range of issues.
Ofgem is responsible for regulating gas and electricity markets, including the rules that govern switching energy supplier. Prepayment meter customers who are not in debt may switch payment method or supplier at anytime. From
It would be for Ofgem to consider whether further regulatory protection is required, such as the introduction of an universal credit system to enable prepayment. customers in debt to switch to another payment method.