• From The BBC:

    Five of the big six energy suppliers still overcharge customers using pre-pay meters, despite new Ofgem rules, the National Housing Federation says.The watchdog capped how much more pre-pay customers can be charged than those paying by direct debit, in September. The NHF says Scottish Power, British Gas, Npower, Scottish & Southern and E.On all failed to meet the cap. Energy retailers denied breaching the rules. Ofgem said it would investigate any objective evidence of overcharging. It says its new rules had already cut energy bills by £96m. ‘Absolute disgrace’Ofgem imposed a cap of £88 on how much more per year gas and electricity companies could charge the UK’s six million pre-pay customers over those who pay via direct debit. This followed a major investigation last year, in which the regulator found that “service costs for pre-payment meter customers are £88 per customer higher than for a direct debit customer”. But the NHF, which represents 1,200 housing asso…

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