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Policy and Government

CAP responds to Ofgem’s statutory consultation on the default tariff cap

calendar08 October 2018

CAP broadly supports Ofgem's design and methodology proposed for the default tariff cap, but although it will offer universal price protection to all, many will not see a material benefit. This is especially true of those consumers who use little energy because they cannot afford it, who will see little to no reduction in their bills. 42% of CAP clients cannot afford to sufficiently heat their homes and as a result we feel that a price cap is not the right vehicle to address this deeper affordability issue. Consideration and a deeper intervention is needed for those on low incomes who struggle to afford their energy bills. To read our full response, click below.

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