To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the contribution of the Minister of State of 4 February 2014, Official Report, column 237, whether his Department has made an assessment of the number of suppliers who charge customers to have prepayment meters removed and level of such charges.
Energy suppliers have different policies on whether to pass on costs incurred from Meter Operators to change a customer from a prepayment to a credit meter. Suppliers may waive charges for vulnerable consumers. DECC understands that companies that make no charge include British Gas, EON and EDF. The following table shows the energy supply companies that charge.
|Supplier||Charge for gas PPM||Charge for electricity PPM|