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star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the use of prepayment meters on the ability of lower income households to pay their energy bills. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1687 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 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Since 2010, all major suppliers have voluntarily equalised tariffs between prepayment customers and standard credit customers but the price differential between customers using pre-payment meters (PPM) and those paying by direct debit can be more than £100 for a dual-fuel customer.</p><p>Whilst paying by PPM is more common among fuel poor than non-fuel poor households, a majority of fuel poor customer pay by other payment methods.</p><p>Of households who were fuel poor in England in 2012, around 27% paid for their electricity and 22% paid for their gas through PPM.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:39:50.1386471Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:39:50.1386471Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
79799
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-30more like thismore than 2014-07-30
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken to encourage the six major energy companies to adhere to the five principles on the use of prepayment meters which were agreed with Consumer Focus in March 2011. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1688 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 2014-08-18more like thismore than 2014-08-18
star this property answer text <p>In July 2012, Consumer Focus released a report, ‘Making Progress’ which found that suppliers have all made changes to their policies and processes following their agreement to the 5 Key Principles that Consumer Focus set out in March 2011.</p><p>We know that issues relating to prepayment meters (PPM) remain of broad concern for consumers. The roll out of smart metering should greatly improve the customer experience for prepayment customers. In April 2014, the Secretary of State wrote to suppliers challenging them to ensure that from the end of 2016 current ‘normal’ PPM are replaced only with Smart Meters and offer Smart Meters with ‘pay as you go tariff’ options to all PPM customers by the end of 2016. We will continue to work with suppliers and stakeholders to ensure that PPM customers can benefit from smart meter roll out as soon as possible.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Northover more like this
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less than 2014-08-18T09:39:23.3095593Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-18T09:39:23.3095593Z
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2539
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Northover more like this
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4308
unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
169093
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have held with the energy industry concerning efficiency savings that could be made by sharing procurement, assets and information during the nationwide smart meter rollout. more like this
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Lord Tope more like this
star this property uin HL3583 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 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not object to industry parties co-ordinating their activities in accordance with the rules of competition law. It has developed a governance structure for the Smart Metering Programme that enables the Government, industry and other parties to share information and discuss a range of potential improvements to the efficiency of industry-wide processes and practices. This includes the establishment of groups dedicated to technical and business processes and industry-wide installation and safety issues.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T16:51:08.543Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T16:51:08.543Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tope more like this
169094
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will monitor efficiency savings made by the energy industry through sharing procurement, assets and information during the nationwide smart meter roll out. more like this
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Lord Tope more like this
star this property uin HL3584 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 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>The smart meter roll-out is being led by energy suppliers, who operate in a competitive market. This is expected to deliver the roll-out in the most cost-effective way. Government is developing a reporting framework which will be used to monitor efficiency savings made during the roll-out.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T16:30:01.24Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T16:30:01.24Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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1703
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tope more like this
169095
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have made an assessment as to the benefits of delivering smart meter roll out and national home energy efficiency programmes together; and if not, whether there are plans to do so. more like this
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Lord Tope more like this
star this property uin HL3585 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 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government considered the potential for delivering smart meter rollout and national home efficiency programmes together in the course of developing the smart meter Consumer Engagement Strategy in 2012:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/smart-meter-consumer-engagement-strategy" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/smart-meter-consumer-engagement-strategy</a></p><p><br>The Government recognised that the smart meter installation process provides an opportunity to support other home energy efficiency programmes and it asked suppliers to consider how they can bring together obligations to deliver initiatives such as the Affordable Warmth element of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) with the smart meter roll-out. In addition, energy suppliers are required to comply with an Installation Code of Practice that requires installers to demonstrate the smart metering system, offer energy efficiency advice, and inform the consumer how they can obtain additional and impartial information or assistance in improving energy efficiency. This includes, for example, generic information about programmes such as the Green Deal and ECO.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T14:37:29.683Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T14:37:29.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property file name 7224-gov-resp-sm-consumer-engagement.pdf more like this
star this property title Smart metering: govt response to consultation more like this
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1703
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tope more like this
169096
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star this property date less than 2014-12-09more like thismore than 2014-12-09
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the following data in relation to smart meters will be made publicly available after the scheme roll out starts in 2015: (1) the average cost charged to consumers for a gas smart meter installation visit, (2) the average cost charged to consumers for an electricity smart meter installation visit, (3) the average cost charged to consumers for a gas smart meter, and (4) the average cost charged to consumers for an electricity smart meter. more like this
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Lord Tope more like this
star this property uin HL3586 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 2014-12-16more like thismore than 2014-12-16
star this property answer text <p>Costs will not be charged upfront to consumers for either the installation visit or the smart meter. Industry costs, net of efficiency savings, will be recovered over the lifetime of the equipment via energy tariffs, as is the case now for traditional metering equipment. DECC has already committed to report on the costs and benefits of the roll out and is developing arrangements for this ahead of the main installation phase.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-12-16T16:52:40.037Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-16T16:52:40.037Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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1703
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Tope more like this
89914
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what consideration they have given to encouraging the six largest energy companies to develop and use their own vulnerability checklist as part of a comprehensive assessment process to help determine a household's circumstances before any new pre-payment meters are installed, in accordance with the voluntary code agreed with Consumer Focus in March 2011. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1756 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 2014-09-15more like thismore than 2014-09-15
star this property answer text <p>All the large suppliers have agreed to the 5 key principles set out by Consumer Focus in March 2011. This includes a check of whether a customer is vulnerable before installation of a prepayment meter and offering a different payment method if appropriate. In the 2012 report “Making Progress” Consumer Focus found that most large suppliers use a checklist to help staff identify the best approach. This report is available at this link: <a href="http://www.consumerfutures.org.uk/files/2013/07/Making-progress.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.consumerfutures.org.uk/files/2013/07/Making-progress.pdf</a></p><p>Government supports initiatives to ensure that vulnerable pre-payment customers are being treated fairly and receiving appropriate support and is considering areas where Government action could further improve the consumer experience of pre-payment customers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-09-15T11:48:30.5259528Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T11:48:30.5259528Z
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3790
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
89916
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how they will work with energy companies to ensure that those using pre-payment meters pay the equivalent tariffs to those paying by direct debit, irrespective of whether smart meters are installed. more like this
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
star this property uin HL1758 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 2014-09-15more like thismore than 2014-09-15
star this property answer text <p>Energy supplier licence conditions, set by Ofgem, allow suppliers to apply different charges to different payment methods providing the differentials reflect the costs to the supplier of the form of payment. This allowance is made in recognition of the fact that some payment methods are more expensive to administer than others. In May 2014, Ofgem published the results of analysis on this issue which showed that across the market the price on different payment methods reflects the varying costs suppliers face in providing them. This is available at the following link:</p><p><a href="https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/price-differences-between-payment-methods-&amp;ndash;-open-letter" target="_blank">https://www.ofgem.gov.uk/publications-and-updates/price-differences-between-payment-methods-–-open-letter</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Verma more like this
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less than 2014-09-15T11:47:31.4873963Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-15T11:47:31.4873963Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Verma more like this
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star this property file name QWA HL1758 - Open letter from Ofgem 20.05.14.pdf more like this
star this property title Ofgem open letter 20.05.14 - Price differences more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Lord Bishop of St Albans more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords remove filter
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 18 November (WS305), whether the assertion that every home and small business will get smart meters means that it will be compulsory to have them installed. more like this
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Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
star this property uin HL3818 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 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government has placed an obligation on energy companies to take all reasonable steps to install smart meters at all domestic and smaller non-domestic premises by the end of 2020. However, there is no obligation on customers to accept a smart meter if they do not wish to have one installed.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2015-11-25T15:12:37.577Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-25T15:12:37.577Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stoddart of Swindon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-25more like thismore than 2016-02-25
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Department for Energy and Climate Change more like this
star this property answering dept id 63 more like this
unstar 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
star this property hansard heading Energy: Meters remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what estimate they have made of the average change in annual household energy consumption after the installation of a smart meter. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL6436 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 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
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 (prepayment and credit) and 2% for gas (credit) and 0.5% for gas (prepayment).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2016-02-29T12:29:36.77Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-29T12:29:36.77Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this