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Energy: Prices

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Dawn Butler Dawn Butler Shadow Minister (Equalities Office) (Diverse Communities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent progress has been made on introducing a cap on the cost of energy supplied through prepayment meters.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Competition Market Authority has recently consulted on a draft order which set out the technical details of how the safeguard tariff cap for prepayment meters will be calculated and implemented. The consultation closed on 11 November, and the tariff cap is expected to come into force in April next year.

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