Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Don't forget the energy bosses!

While MPs line up to bop more bank chiefs today, there'll be some big-wigs across the corridor who also deserve a bit of a slap.

The electricity companies are giving evidence to the Energy and Climate Change Committee today.

Lobbydog wants MPs to raise the specific issue of pre-payment metres – read about the scandalousness here.

They require the tariff to be set on the meter itself and there've been cases where the energy company doesn't turn up for years to update it.

Then when they do they backdate the first bill – meaning customers, often OAPs, are landed with ridiculously large bills.

Most companies have abolished the practice but E.ON is sticking to its wicked guns.

Paddy Tipping and Judy Mallaber will hopefully get off a few shots in today's meeting.

UPDATE: They did well, E.ON Commercial Director Jim Macdonald got roasted. Pick up a copy of the Post tomorrow to read about it.

2 comments:

Oldrightie said...

We can but hope!

scunnert said...

A pantomime of contrition - then off to the Riviera for some well deserved R&R.

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