Up to 4 million British families could benefit from energy price cap
Up to 4 million families on pre-paid meters are set to benefit from an energy price cap which will save them £300million a year, a recent news report has been able to find.
The Competition and Markets Authority ruling follows a warning that 70% of customers in the UK are on expensive “default” tariffs rather than cheaper alternatives.
Across Britain, households are paying £1.4billion more for energy than necessary, Officials are to compile a database of people who have not switched their power supplier recently to allow them to be offered better deals.
The price cap for families on pre-payment meters is being introduced because the cheapest tariffs for those customers are currently £260- £320 more expensive than for people paying by direct debit.
Authority chairman Roger Witcomb said: “Our measures will help more customers get a better deal and put in place a modernised energy market equipped for the future.
“Customers will be alerted to the better value deals that are out there and it will be easier for them to switch.”
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