.@CitAdviceScot: Ofgem prepayment cap charge proposal can help tackle poverty
Advocacy group welcomes regulators move to help those struggling to pay energy bills
CITIZENS ADVICE SCOTLAND (CAS) has welcomed the latest proposals by Ofgem to cap charges imposed by energy suppliers for the installation of pre-payment meters, and their pledge to scrap them completely for the most vulnerable.
The energy industry regulator will use its cap to reduce the average prepayment meter (PPM) installation by up to £300 pounds in many cases helping to alienate the premium that poorer customers end up paying.