Consultation outcome

Ensuring a better deal for energy consumers: DECC discussion document

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Ensuring a better deal for consumers: Government Response to consultation on DECC’s discussion document

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Detail of outcome

The Response explains the government’s proposals for ensuring a better deal for energy consumers and summarises public responses to the consultation.

Original consultation

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Proposals for measures to ensure consumers get the cheapest tariff for their needs.


Consultation description

The government has published details of a package of proposed measures that are designed to ensure consumers get the cheapest tariff offered by their supplier that meets their preferences. Its aim is to be the basis for discussion with stakeholders.

The package will also enhance overall consumer protection and enable consumers to compare different suppliers’ tariffs and to switch more easily.