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Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
04 September 2018
Volume 646

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill

The following is an extract from the consideration of Lords amendments to the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill on Wednesday 18 July 2018.

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It is important that we have a level playing field for companies in the market. I have received representations stating that the customer accounts threshold for offering warm home discounts and ECO should be dropped to ensure that more companies can offer them to customers. We introduced legislation recently to reduce that threshold from 200,000 to 150,000, in increments of 50,000. Customers in receipt of warm home discounts will have a lower chance of losing them if they switch.

[Official Report, 18 July 2018, Vol. 645, c. 461]

Letter of correction from Claire Perry.

An error has been identified in my opening speech during the debate on Lords amendment 1.

The correct figure should have been:

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It is important that we have a level playing field for companies in the market. I have received representations stating that the customer accounts threshold for offering warm home discounts and ECO should be dropped to ensure that more companies can offer them to customers. We introduced legislation recently to reduce that threshold from 250,000 to 150,000, in increments of 50,000. Customers in receipt of warm home discounts will have a lower chance of losing them if they switch.