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BEIS Consultation: Data sharing regulations for a safeguard energy tariff

Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:34 pm
by ALEO Admin
On 12 February 2018, BEIS opened a consultation on adding the safeguard energy tariff imposed by Ofgem for vulnerable consumers on standard variable and fixed-term default tariffs to the list of fuel poverty measures for which public authorities can share data with gas and electricity suppliers for the purpose of assisting households in fuel poverty.

Part 5 of the Digital Economy Act 2017 gives government powers to share personal information across organisational boundaries to improve public services. The consultation proposes adding the safeguard tariff for vulnerable consumers at risk of fuel poverty to the list in section 36(3) of the Act, which currently includes measures such as the Warm Home Discount and the Energy Company Obligation scheme.

The deadline to respond to the consultation is 26 February 2018.

To download the consultation documents, see:
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultat ... rgy-tariff

The BBC reported on this on 11 February, see
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43022840