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star this property date less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Competition more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps he has taken to help businesses and individuals to switch their gas and electricity suppliers more quickly. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211929 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-30more like thismore than 2014-10-30
star this property answer text <p>We have worked with Energy UK, Ofgem, suppliers and other key industry partners to develop and implement proposals which will enable domestic customers to switch supplier 17 days, half the time it currently takes. The industry code changes to enable to this will come in to force on 6 November and Energy UK members have all committed to offering it by the end of the year. These code changes will also enable more streamlined switching of non-domestic customers.</p><p>The Department is also working with Ofgem to support their proposals for a longer term move to next day switching. A key element of this is the roll out of smart meters.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-10-30T17:13:29.1307524Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-30T17:13:29.1307524Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Prices more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what recent steps he has taken to make switching energy supplier quicker. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 205501 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p>Since our challenge to industry in the Annual Energy Statement to cut switching times, the Department has worked with Ofgem and the industry to bring forward changes to industry rules to enable and secured industry commitment to a halving switching time from 5 weeks to 2 weeks and 3 days by the end of this year.</p><p> </p><p>My ambition is to see switching times reduced to 24 hours and Ofgem has now brought forward a consultation on how this can be achieved. The Department will continue to work with Ofgem and industry to deliver this in a reliable and cost effective way as quickly as possible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Matthew Hancock more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T15:11:34.9623366Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T15:11:34.9623366Z
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star this property label Biography information for Matt Hancock more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what the reason is for the difference between the estimated cost of the Smart Metering Implementation Programme of £10.9 billion included in her Department's Third Annual Report on the roll-out of Smart Meters, December 2014 and the whole life costs of £19.25 billion included in the Major Project Authority's Portfolio data for her Department of June 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 8015 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
star this property answer text <p>The Annual Report on the roll-out of Smart Meters and the Major Project Authority’s report use the same underlying data, taken from the Programme’s Impact Assessment:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-roll-out-for-the-domestic-and-small-and-medium-non-domestic-sectors-gb-impact-assessment" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-meter-roll-out-for-the-domestic-and-small-and-medium-non-domestic-sectors-gb-impact-assessment</a>.</p><p>The difference between the estimated costs is due to the two reports using different methodologies to present the same cost information of the Programme.</p><p>The Annual Report on the roll-out of Smart Meters expresses information in real prices and present values. This follows Treasury guidance for policy appraisal and is aimed at providing future cost and benefit information in a way that is most meaningful for decision making.</p><p>The cost figures in the Major Project Authority’s report are expressed in nominal terms and are not discounted to present value terms. This is aimed at achieving comparability across Government projects but can result in different figures between Impact Assessments and the data reported by the Major Project Authority.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-09-08T15:55:21.817Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T15:55:21.817Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what progress she has made on reducing the time taken for homeowners to switch energy and gas supplier; and what forecast she has made of the effect on switching times of the completion of the smart metering implementation programme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 7974 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
star this property answer text <p>The Department has worked with Energy UK, Ofgem, suppliers and other key industry partners to develop and implement proposals which have enabled domestic customers to switch supplier within 17 days, half the time it previously took.</p><p>The roll-out of smart metering will make switching energy supplier easier and faster and is a key enabler to 24-hour switching. The Government announced in the Summer Budget 2015 that it will work with Ofgem with the ambition of introducing 24-hour switching by the end of 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-09-07T08:37:52.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-07T08:37:52.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-20more like thismore than 2015-07-20
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, if she will review the effects to date of the use of smart meters; and if she will estimate how much consumers reduce gas and electricity usage once a smart meter has been installed. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 7975 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
star this property answer text <p>Our central estimate of energy savings to domestic consumers as a result of smart metering is 2.8% for electricity every year in comparison to what consumption would have been in that year without smart meters (prepayment and credit) and 2% for gas (credit) and 0.5% for gas (prepayment). The energy savings assumptions are conservative in comparison to international evidence.</p><p>In March 2015 DECC published research on the effects of the early rollout of smart meters – The Early Learning Project:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-metering-early-learning-project-and-small-scale-behaviour-trials" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-metering-early-learning-project-and-small-scale-behaviour-trials</a>.</p><p>The Early Learning Projects findings around levels of energy consumption reduction are that DECC’s steady-state projections for the main roll-out fall within the confidence intervals of the energy consumption reductions observed in the research for both gas and electricity. However evidence suggests that larger energy savings are achievable; it is realistic to expect durable energy savings of 3 per cent provided engagement is effective, and larger savings are feasible in the future.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-09-08T16:02:38.47Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T16:02:38.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Smart Data Communications Company: Small Businesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what steps she has taken to remove barriers to small energy providers using the services of the Data Communications Company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 10487 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>DECC has undertaken a continuous programme of outreach with independent suppliers. This has allowed us to monitor their views on a range of issues, including costs and their ability to use the services of the Data Communications Company (DCC). One challenge we recognised independent suppliers may face was the cost effective procurement of adaptor software enabling them to access DCC services. Over the last twelve to eighteen months, this challenge has been taken up by a number of commercial providers bringing managed service IT solutions to the market which allow independent suppliers to access the DCC with minimal upfront cost. We will continue to monitor the situation to verify that smaller suppliers are able to access the DCC services satisfactorily.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T14:00:45.137Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T14:00:45.137Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-16more like thismore than 2015-09-16
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Smart Data Communications Company: Small Businesses more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the fixed charge system outlined in the Smart Energy Code on the ability of small energy providers to access the services of the Data Communications Company. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 10488 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-12more like thismore than 2015-10-12
star this property answer text <p>The Data Communications Company (DCC) charges for access to the DCC’s services in proportion to suppliers’ market share, calculated on a meter point basis, rather than an equal amount per supplier. This is designed to strike a balance between ensuring a fair contribution from all parties who will have access to the DECC services, and not disadvantaging those parties that are likely to use these services less than others.</p><p>The amount small energy providers will pay in fixed charges is therefore directly reflective of their smaller customer base and likely more limited use of the system that results from their lower market share.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-12T14:01:52.003Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-12T14:01:52.003Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2015 to Question 7974, what research her Department has conducted into the ease of switching energy supplier. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 12450 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has, as part of its investigation into the energy market, commissioned research into consumer experiences and views of the energy market including the ease of switching energy supplier.</p><br /><p>The CMA investigation is still ongoing but the report it commissioned has already been published can be found at:</p><br /><p><a href="https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/54e75c53ed915d0cf700000d/CMA_customer_survey_-_energy_investigation_-_GfK_Report.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/54e75c53ed915d0cf700000d/CMA_customer_survey_-_energy_investigation_-_GfK_Report.pdf</a></p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T13:35:29.8Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T13:35:29.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, how many In Home Displays have been installed in households to date; and how many such displays are still in operation 12 months after installation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 12307 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
star this property answer text <p>It is not possible to give an accurate figure on the number of In Home Displays (IHDs) installed as while energy suppliers are required to offer their domestic consumers an IHD where they install a smart metering system, domestic consumers can choose not to accept one.</p><br /><p>Data from the Early Learning Project1 (ELP) which covered the very early part of the rollout at time when energy suppliers were trialling and testing approaches to consumer engagement, found that six in ten (61%) smart meter customers who had received an In Home Display (IHD) reported that they still had their IHD plugged in. These consumers had had their smart meters over a period of between six months and two and half years. The research also found that smart meter customers who had received their installation more recently were no more likely than those who did so around two years ago to still have their IHD plugged in.</p><br /><p><em><strong>[1]</strong></em><em><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-metering-early-learning-project-and-small-scale-behaviour-trials" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/smart-metering-early-learning-project-and-small-scale-behaviour-trials</a></em></p><br />
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T15:17:40.91Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T15:17:40.91Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Energy and Climate Change more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Meters more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, whether her Department (a) has conducted and (b) plans to conduct any research into alternative customer engagement tools to In Home Displays. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 12308 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
star this property answer text <p>In 2011 the Energy Demand Research Project reported on a series of Government-supported supplier-led trials covering a range of feedback mechanisms from over 50,000 GB houses. These included but were not limited to In Home Displays with research into energy efficiency advice, benchmarking, billing, financial incentives and digital media (e.g. web and television). The findings showed that electricity savings with an In Home Display were generally 2-4% higher than with a smart meter only.</p><br /><p>More recently, the Department has consulted on enabling suppliers to undertake controlled trials of innovative In Home Display alternatives when they install a compliant smart metering system. We are currently considering responses ahead of publishing decisions.</p><p><br></p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-10-26T15:17:18.417Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-26T15:17:18.417Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this