Warm Home Discount Scheme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Gill Furniss Gill Furniss Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Steel, Postal Affairs and Consumer Protection)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 February 2018 to Question 126951 on the Warm Home Discount Scheme, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Ofgem confidence code of practice for energy comparison websites on alerting consumers that they may lose their support from Government energy schemes.

Photo of Claire Perry Claire Perry The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Minister of State (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Clean Growth)

The energy regulator Ofgem, is responsible for ensuring accredited price comparison sites operate in accordance with the Confidence Code. Ofgem confidence code accredited comparison sites are required to alert consumers of the possibility that if they switch to certain suppliers, they could lose support from government energy support schemes such as the Warm Home Discount scheme.

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