Ofgem has also introduced a comparison rate to allow customers to easily compare the tariffs on offer from different energy companies.
(PRWEB UK) 26 June 2013
As reported in Telegraph on June 21 in the article Simpler Bills By Summer In Radical Energy Reforms, the energy regulator Ofgem has introduced new regulations which will be put in place by the summer.
These new regulations will see energy companies offering four principal tariffs in place of the various price plans currently on offer. Alongside this, energy companies will have to inform customers of how much they can save by moving to a cheaper tariff. Ofgem has also introduced a comparison rate to allow customers to easily compare the tariffs on offer from different energy companies. Unless these reforms are put under appeal by energy companies, the reforms will be put in place by this summer and changes to tariffs effective by the end of the year.
These changes follow the recent years of many households being faced with rising heating bills. According to the Telegraph, utility bills have risen by at least £300 over the last three years.
A senior partner at Ofgem, Andrew Wright, described the reforms to the Telegraph as “the blueprint for the simpler, cleaner and fairer energy market that consumers deserve,” adding that “this will provide them with the choice they want alongside the simplicity they need.”
The experts at Plumber 24 Hours, who are well-known for their Romford emergency plumbers, have a keen interest in developments in the industry, and a representative for the company shared their thoughts on the reforms:
“These new reforms are good news for the many customers who currently struggle with their energy bills. Simpler tariffs under these reforms mean that customers should be able to easily see which energy company works better for them. Any change which simplifies this process for customers is a welcome one.”
Plumber 24 Hours is the nation’s leading emergency plumber company. Run by Martin Smith, the firm offers plumbers, gas engineers, oil engineers, drainage engineers and emergency electricians and works to provide a 24 hour domestic and commercial plumbing service 365 days of the year. With customer service the principle concern, Plumber 24 Hours has been noted by magazines as the most reliable plumbing emergency company. The company also makes use of the latest technology on the internet to make sure everything runs smoothly.