Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered on 8th March 2023.
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February to Question 135157 on Energy Bills Rebate: Landlord and Tenant, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a regulatory framework to ensure that tenants have access to information on intermediary landlord recipients of the Energy Bills Support Scheme so they know whether they should enter civil proceedings.
The Government has not undertaken such an assessment. The Government does not hold data on which meter points receiving the Energy Bills Support Scheme are rented properties where the landlord receives the discount.
The Government has already introduced regulations to require intermediaries to inform end users of benefits received from the Government’s energy affordability schemes and to pass on these benefits in a just and reasonable way. Where an intermediary has failed to meet their obligations, the end-user has the ability to pursue the civil debt through the courts.
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